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The Old Child And The Book Of Words

Jenny Erpenbeck



Susan Bernofsky


'I haven't read anything this good - this bracing, unflinching and alive - for a long time' Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love
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Eat Better Forever

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

A child is found standing on the street with an empty bucket in her hand and no memory of her name, her family or her past. Elsewhere, a girl grows up surrounded by familiar faces - a wet nurse, a piano teacher, a gardener, a best friend and a distant mother - but soon finds them slipping mysteriously from her life. In the company of these girls, we are compelled to tread the uncertain and spiky terrain of memory, where words are dropped like clues to reveal what has been hidden, forgotten or erased.
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Book publisherGranta Books
Publication date1 Dec 2008
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