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My Absolute Darling: The Sunday Times bestseller

Gabriel Tallent / Alex McKenna
A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR • A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR • A METRO BOOK OF THE YEAR‘The year’s must read novel’ The Times‘One of the most important books you’ll pick up this decade’ Harper’s Bazaar‘An outstanding book that could be this year’s A Little Life’ Guardian‘You think you’re invincible. You think you won’t ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin and accept your life as a state of grace and then and only then will you be good enough.’At 14 Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall;That chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it;That her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world.And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him.She doesn’t know why she feels so different from the other girls at school;Why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see;Why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever doneAnd what her daddy will do when he finds out …Sometimes strength is not the same as courage.Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape.Sometimes surviving isn't enough.‘This book has challenged me like no other. It’s a masterpiece. A work of art on a page. I guarantee this book will take your breath away’ Joanna Cannon author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep‘Brutal yet beautiful My Absolute Darling has floored me. Dear Turtle a heroine amidst the horror. Exceptional unflinching storytelling’ Ali Land? author of Good Me Bad Me‘An incandescent novel with an extraordinary unforgettable heroine both deeply contemplative and utterly thrilling’ Observer - Thriller of the month‘There are echoes of Ma’s bravery in Emma Donoghue’s Room or the resilience of Cormac McCarthy’s protagonists as they struggle to stay alive. Tallent’s world is shocking in the truest sense of the word’ Irish Times‘An utterly fantastic read. Every page is brimming with energy. And Turtle Alveston is as enthralling a character as I’ve encountered in a good long while’ Kevin Powers author of The Yellow BirdsGabriel Tallent's My Absolute Darling is a literary masterpiece that takes readers on a thrilling adventure in a small rural town. The psychological depth of the characters and the action-packed plot make this bestselling book a top pick for any fan of fiction.For fans of Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life) Celeste Ng (Our Missing Hearts) Delia Owens (Cry of the Kalahari) Sally Rooney (Beautiful World Where Are You) and Ottessa Moshfegh (Lapvona).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 29th August 2017
  • Duration 15 Hrs. 47 Mins.