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I love the sound of this one, and I loved last book by Joyce: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that looks like any
other: his school uniform draped over his wooden desk chair, his sister
arguing over the breakfast cereal, the click of his mother’s heels as
she crosses the kitchen. But when the three of them leave home, driving
into a dense summer fog, the morning takes an unmistakable turn. In one
terrible moment, something happens, something completely unexpected and
at odds with life as Byron understands it. While his mother seems not to
have noticed, for eleven-year-old Byron nothing can ever be the same.
What happened and who is to blame? Over the days and weeks that follow,
Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Unable to trust his parents, he
confides in his best friend, James, and together they concoct a plan. . .
As she did in her debut, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,
Rachel Joyce has imagined bewitching characters who find their ordinary
lives unexpectedly thrown into chaos, who learn that there are times
when children must become parents to their parents, and who discover
that in confronting the hard truths about their pasts, they will forge
unexpected relationships that have profound and surprising impacts.
Brimming with love, forgiveness, and redemption, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce’s reputation as one of fiction’s brightest talents.