This novel tells the story of a man whose early loss of his mother has distorted every relationship in his life. In an attempt to unlock the secret of the past, the man travels to the Andaman Islands seeking traces of his mother.
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'Langley has ... the power to portray a real sense of deeper truths about humanity within the context of a gripping and moving story’ -- Sunday Times
‘Flawless, lyrical writing and a vivid evocation of place make this a hauntingly beautiful novel’ -- Sunday Telegraph
‘Langley’s depiction of the Andaman Islands is brilliant…provocative and moving’ -- Spectator
‘The closest thing to a faultless novel that I have read in years’ -- Daily Mail
‘skilful and poignant…Langley writes with passion, verve and rare tenderness’ -- Literary Review
Lee Langley was born in India and spent her childhood there. Her last three novels were set in India. Changes of Address and A House in Pondicherry were shortlisted for the Hawthornden Prize, and Persistent Rumours won both the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Novel (Eurasia) and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Novel Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of literature. Her latest book is the novel, Distant Music, also published in Vintage.
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