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The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

The Trick to Time

Kit de Waal

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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 29 Mar 2018
ISBN: 9780241207109
4 stars out of 5
Hannah Beckerman
21 Jul 2019

"tackles addiction, depression and illness in luminous prose and with emotional acuity"

Mona will soon turn 60. She lives alone by the sea, running a shop where she makes beautiful outfits for dolls. When she meets a local man and they begin taking day trips together, the newfound intimacy ignites memories from her troubled past: a tragic childhood, a difficult marriage, the death of loved ones. But Mona has found a means of coping with her grief – a process she shares with others in similar circumstances – in scenes that are as unexpected as they are moving. De Waal is a compassionate and insightful writer, and here she tackles addiction, depression and illness in luminous prose and with emotional acuity.

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