END OF LONELINESS

Author:
Benedict Wells
Publisher:
Little Brown
ISBN:
9781473654037
Publication Date:
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Format:
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Item Location:
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The international bestseller: A heartfelt, enriching novel about fate, loss and love
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The writing is as luminous as the subject is dark. * Elle, Paris * A gripping family novel, a sensitive love story, a clever book about friendship. * Augsburger Allgemeine * A novel not easily forgotten. * Ravensburger Verlag Foundation * This new novel is his masterpiece. -- Claudio Armbruster * ZDF, Germany * What happens to Jules and Alva, in the hands of Benedict Wells, is dazzling storytelling ... The End of Loneliness is both affecting and accomplished - and eternal. * John Irving *
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Benedict Wells was born in 1984 in Munich. At the age of six, he started his journey through three Bavarian boarding schools. Upon graduating school in 2003, he moved to Berlin, where he decided against an academic education and instead started to dedicate his time to writing. In 2016 he won the European Prize for Literature for his third novel, The End of Loneliness, which has been in the German bestseller list for over a year. After years of living in Barcelona, Wells has recently returned to Berlin.
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The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Dazzling' John Irving 'This novel has been rightfully described as something of a masterpiece. One thing is for sure - it is not easily forgotten' Sunday Post *************** I've known Death a long time but now Death knows me. When their idyllic childhood is shattered by the sudden death of their parents, siblings Marty, Liz and Jules are sent to a bleak state boarding school. Once there, the orphans' lives change tracks: Marty throws himself into academic life; Liz is drawn to dark forms of escapism; and Jules transforms from a vivacious child to a withdrawn teenager. The only one who can bring him out of his shell is his mysterious classmate Alva, who hides a dark past of her own, but despite their obvious love for one another, the two leave school on separate paths. Years later, just as it seems that they can make amends for time wasted, the past catches up with them, and fate - or chance - will once again alter the course of a life. Told through the fractured lives of the siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love. *************** 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'A superbly insightful story' BookRiot
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