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Soldier Sailor

'One of the finest novels published this year' The Sunday Times

Claire Kilroy

Coup de Coeur, by Niamh

A stunning novel from the perspective of a new mother (Soldier) navigating the early years of her first child (Sailor). The emotion in this book is so palpable that it jumps off the page, and we share every emotion with the narrator - frustration, exhaustion, deep maternal love, and, at times, mania. I can't stop thinking about this book - it's a true page-turner!

AS HEARD ON FRONT ROW - a resonant and provocative novel.

‘Astonishing’ Stephanie Merritt, Observer
'Very, very funny' PAUL MURRAY
‘My favourite book I’ve read this year' PANDORA SYKES
'Intense, furious, moving and often extremely funny' DAVID NICHOLS

In one of the most acclaimed novels of the year, her first in over a decade, Claire Kilroy takes us deep into the mind of her unforgettable heroine.

Exploring the clash of fierce love for a new life with a seismic change in identity, she vividly realises the tumultuous emotions of a new mother. As her marriage strains and she struggles with questions of love, autonomy creativity and the passing of time, an old friend makes a welcome return - but can he really offer a lifeline to the woman she used to be?

Readers adore Soldier Sailor:

***** ‘Unbearably tense and frequently hilarious.’
***** 'An entirely different voltage to anything I've read. . . she somehow manages to verbalise *exactly* the feelings and thoughts I, certainly, had at points when I was a young mother'
***** 'This story touched me on such a visceral level.'
***** 'I was held captive by this novel. . . an utterly absorbing depiction of motherhood'
***** 'I loved this book. Any woman, with or without children, will see themselves mirrored in this narrative'
***** 'An excellent, interesting and rather unforgettable creation.'

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Binding: Hardback
Publication date: 04 May 2023
Dimensions: 209 x 136 x 25 mm
ISBN: 9780571381142

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