A uniquely heart-wrenching and life-affirming novel for fathers and daughters everywhere.
Alice has just returned to London from months of travelling abroad. She is late to hear the news that her father is dying, and returns to the family home only just in time to say goodbye.
Daniel hasn't had a roof over his head for almost thirty years, but to him the city of London feels like home in a way that no bricks and mortar ever did. He spends every day searching for his daughter; the daughter he has never met. Until now...
This is a unique story of love lost and found, of rootlessness and homecoming and the power of the ties that bind.
About the Author
Sarah Butler is in her early thirties and lives in Manchester. She runs a consultancy which develops literature and arts projects that explore and question our relationship to place. She has been writer in residence on the Central Line, the Greenwich Peninsula, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and has taught creative writing for the British Council in Kuala Lumpur. Ten Things I've Learnt About Love is her first novel, and will be published in twelve languages around the world.
"Heartbreaking and hopeful, "Ten Things I've Learnt About Love" crisscrosses London in a layered search for fathers and daughters, family and home. For anyone who has ever wondered where they belong, or to whom they belong--the answer can be found within Sarah Butler's tender debut novel." --Vanessa Diffenbaugh, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Language of Flowers" "If this weren't billed as a debut novel, one would never know it. Sarah Butler writes with the deftness and delicacy of a master storyteller, giving us a compassionate, achingly beautiful rendering of a father and daughter." --Hillary Jordan, bestselling author of "Mudbound "and "When She Woke"
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1