We Are Not in the World

by Conor O'Callaghan


1 in stock


Genre:Fiction / Literary Fiction



An exquisite portrait of an extra-marital affair, of grief & shame, this is a tour de force of emotional & literary heft from a critically acclaimed author who counts John Banville among his fans.Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man takes a job driving a haulage lorry through France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger – his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails.With a week on the road together, man and girl must attempt to restore themselves and each other, and to repair a relationship that is at once fiercely loving and deeply scarred.As the pair journey down the motorways and through the service stations of France, a devastating picture reveals itself- a story of grief, of shame, and of love in all its complex, dark and glorious manifestations.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm