The Language of Others
By (author) Clare Morrall
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Language of Others by Clare Morrall
Book DescriptionThe world is a puzzling, sometimes frightening place for Jessica Fontaine. As a child she only finds contentment in playing the piano and wandering alone in the empty spaces of Audlands Hall, the dilapidated country house where she grows up. Twenty-five years later, divorced, with her son still living at home, Jessica remains preoccupied by the desire to create space around her. Then her volatile ex-husband reappears, the first of several surprises that both transform Jessica's present and give her a startling new perspective on the past. THE LANGUAGE OF OTHERS tells the absorbing story of a woman who spends much of her life feeling that she is out of step with the real world, until she discovers why. Related with humour and compassion, it offers a fresh, illuminating insight into what it means to be normal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340896679
(198mm x 131mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clare Morrall
When the Floods Came, Paperback (August 2016)
A taut, gripping novel set in the future, when the lives of a family existing on the margins of a dramatically changed society are upset by a mysterious stranger.
After the Bombing, Paperback (January 2015)
By the author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, an ambitious and moving exploration of the lasting impact of the Second World War.
Astonishing Splashes of Colour, Paperback (November 2013)
The debut novel that catapulted Clare Morrall on to the Booker shortlist, a compelling and affecting tale of a woman whose longing to have children and for the mother she never knew leads her into serious trouble. .
Roundabout Man, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Clare Morrall
By the Booker-shortlisted author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, a wry, poignant novel about a man trying to escape his fame as the boy in his mother's bestselling books.
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Author Biography - Clare Morrall
Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published in 2003 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year. She has since published the novels Natural Flights of the Human Mind, The Language of Others, The Man Who Disappeared, which was a TV Book Club Summer Read in 2010, The Roundabout Man and After the Bombing. Born in Exeter, Clare Morrall now lives in Birmingham. She works as a music teacher, and has two daughters.
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