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The Wonder

Evans, Diana
Format: Paperback
Publisher: VINTAGE (N/A)
ISBN: 9781529112535

£8.99

Read the dazzling family mystery from the Women’s Prize-shortlisted author of Ordinary PeopleAs a child Lucas thought that all children who’d lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man still living with his sister Denise on their West London narrowboat, he determines to find out more about the unexplained disappearance of his father, the charismatic Jamaican dancer, Antoney Matheus. Thus unfolds a journey from fifties Kingston to sixties Notting Hill and the host of unforgettable characters who peopled Antoney’s theatrical world, most importantly Carla, Lucas’s mother.

The result is a haunting family saga of absence and inheritance, the battle between love and creativity, and what drives a young man to take flight… ‘Sparkles with mood, music and the sway of life’ Marie Claire’Diana Evans’s fiction is emotionally intelligent, dark, funny, moving. The sheer energy in her novels is enthralling.

A brilliant craftswoman, a master of the form, she makes the reader ask important questions of themselves and makes them laugh at the same time’ Jackie Kay, British Council and National Centre for Writing’s International Showcase on Britain’s 10 best BAME writers

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