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Edgar and Lucy
08 Feb 2018 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781786698100

Eight-year-old Edgar remembers nothing of the terrible accident people still whisper about. A family epic about a desperate search for a little boy who's lost.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 608 pages
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Edgar and LucyVictor Lodato

Eight-year-old Edgar Allan Fini is haunted – by his father's absence, his mother's secrets, and the ghosts of his grandmother's past. But he recalls nothing of the accident about which people still whisper.

When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, he is drawn deep into a damaged, grief-stricken world. Lucy must confront the demons that plague her, to save her son and herself.

Tinged with wonder and a dark fairytale heart, Edgar and Lucy is a gripping coming-of-age story about the painful and loving ties that bind us.

Praise for Edgar and Lucy:

'Gorgeous. There is poetry on every page ... with delicate, precise observations and unexpected imagery' Sunday Times.

'On every page Lodato's prose sings with a robust, openhearted wit, making Edgar & Lucy a delight to read ... A riveting and exuberant ride' New York Times Book Review.

'I love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific ... An unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity' Lena Dunham, bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl.

'Wonder-filled and magisterial ... The book pushes the boundaries of beauty' Chicago Tribune.

'A quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing its heart or its sense of wonder' Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers.

'I tore through the luminous pages of Edgar & Lucy as if possessed ... What this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time' Sophie McManus, bestselling author of The Unfortunates.

'This tale exerts a fiendish grip on the reader' Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

'Brings to mind J.D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, Karen Russell, even James Joyce. Edgar & Lucy will make you feel things you haven't felt in ages' Daniel Torday, author of The Last Flight of Poxl West.

'This otherworldly tale will haunt you' People.

 
Victor Lodato is a playwright, poet and novelist. His debut Mathilda Savitch was awarded a PEN USA Award for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and The New York Times.

Author shortlisted for Sunday Times Short Story Award.

Author was awarded PEN for his debut.

Excellent reviews and endorsements in the US.

Reviews/awards UK publication aim.

MARKET: Philip Roth; Jonathan Franzen; Hanya Hanagihara; Rose Tremain.


'Lodato's prose is gorgeous. There is poetry on every page, with delicate, precise observations and unexpected imagery' The Sunday Times

'On every page Lodato's prose sings with a robust, openhearted wit, making Edgar & Lucy a delight to read ... A riveting and exuberant ride' New York Times Book Review

'I love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific ... An unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity' Lena Dunham, bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl

'Wonder-filled, magisterial ... Pushes the boundaries of beauty' Chicago Tribune

'I tore through the luminous pages of Edgar & Lucy as if possessed ... What this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time' Sophie McManus, bestselling author of The Unfortunates

'Beautifully written, touching on dark, dramatic aspects of loss and grief, lightened by judicious touches of humour and beefed up by strong supporting characters' Herald

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