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The Art of Falling Reviews

The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin

The Art of Falling

Danielle McLaughlin

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1 review

Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781473613669

A lyrical novel about family and relationships from the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award winner

4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
6 Feb 2021

"Danielle McLaughlin cleverly explores inspiration, ownership and betrayal across several narrative strains"

The book has insightful things to say on the creative process and the damage that can be done in the name of art. The sidelining of Locke’s artist wife Eleanor is particularly interesting. McLaughlin cleverly explores these themes of inspiration, ownership and betrayal across a number of narrative strains. In the convincingly claustrophobic small-town atmosphere are echoes of the novels of fellow county-man Graham Norton. Side characters are well rendered for the most part, summarised in pithy one-liners.