After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell

What is melancholy

If not the sound

Of a heart breaking

In despair

And loneliness?

This slow-paced book takes its own time building the lump in your throat. If you really let it, it can get under your skin and send a chill of an unknown emotion coursing through …

Something you never ever want to feel in your life.

What I felt upon reading “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara is similar to what this book evokes….

You feel yourself hanging at the edge of the precipice…. You stabilise your foothold, but you also know that all it will take is a small gust of wind… To topple you over….

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