"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer."
This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet...
The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting – but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places.
Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.
About the Author
Alice Sebold is the author of two novels, The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon, and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, Glen David Gold.
"Set in a heaven as real and possible as the earth is mysterious and shifting, THE LOVELY BONES explores, with clear-eyed affection and wit, the romance of family life, the shy, funny turbulence of adolescence and the painful tracks love and loss make through our world."
For Ages: 16+ years old
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.288