A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of "The Lovely Bones and...more
A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of "The Lovely Bones and Lucky". Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfilment of a lifetime's buried desire.Over the next twenty-four hours, her life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads. 'Sebold writes brilliantly ..."The Almost Moon" is a mature, salutary and timely novel' - Helen Dunmore, "The Times". 'Exhilarating, unforgettable ...This is a remarkable novel in which every word is vital, each nuance felt ...Candid, gut-wrenching, at times horribly funny and often beautifully touching ...The genius which guides "The Almost Moon" is its absolute, horrible, multiple truths; its staggering clarity' - Eileen Battersby, "Irish Times". 'As moving as it is unquestionably gripping' - "Observer". less
A very hard to read book that often leads to long periods without touching it. Never the less the story is, in some ways, gripping. Once the difficult opening chapters are out of the way it does get better but is certainly a struggle.