Hero of this Book

McCracken, Elizabeth


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A taut, groundbreaking new novel from bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken, about a writer’s relationship with her larger-than-life mother – and about the very nature of writing

‘A sublime gift’ MEG MASON

From the bestselling author, a taut, heartrending new novel about a writer’s relationship with her larger-than-life mother.

Ten months after her mother’s death, the narrator of The Hero of This Book walks across London on a quiet Sunday. The city was a favourite of her mother’s, and as the narrator wanders the streets, she finds herself recalling all that made her complicated mother extraordinary. Even though the woman, a writer, wants to respect her mother’s nearly pathological sense of privacy, she must decide whether making a chronicle of this remarkable life constitutes an act of love or betrayal.

* A New Yorker, Time, Washington Post, Oprah Daily and NPR Book of the Year *

‘I absolutely loved it. A moving portrayal of daughterhood…suffused with warmth and love’

‘Confirms McCracken as among the finest contemporary chroniclers of everyday life… wonderful’

‘Tender, funny, heartbreaking… a writer who always delights’

Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Imprint: Vintage UK
Publication date: 02/11/2023

ISBN: 9781529919653 Category: