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Alice Raikes takes a train from London to Scotland to visit her family, but when she gets there she witnesses something so shocking that she insists on returning to London immediately. A few hours later, Alice is lying in a coma after an accident that may or may not have been a suicide attempt. Alice's family gathers at her bedside and as they wait, argue, and remember, long-buried tensions emerge. The more they talk, the more they seem to conceal. Alice, meanwhile, slides between varying levels of consciousness, recalling her past and a love affair that recently ended. A riveting story that skips through time and interweaves multiple points of view, After You'd Gone is a novel of stunning psychological depth and marks the debut of a major literary talent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142000328
ISBN-10: 0142000329
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O Farrell s debut novel, After You d Gone, won a Betty Trask Award and earned her a spot on the 21 great talents for the 21st century list compiled by the Orange Prize for Fiction panel."

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