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Before Everything - Victoria Redel


Published: 11th July 2017
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From youthful scrapes to mid-life turning points, the Old Friends have faced everything together.

So as Anna, their brightest spark, enters hospice, they gather to do what they've always done: they laugh and eat, and help each other make choices and plans, and talk through dilemmas with children and work and love.

But now the sense of time has shifted, and the pattern of their lives takes on a new, urgent meaning. As their shared experiences are recounted and re-lived, this funny, bittersweet ode to friendship shows how even in difficult endings, gifts can unfold.

About the Author

Victoria Redel was born in New York, and attended Dartmouth College and Columbia University. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Granta, Harvard Review, Elle and The New York Times, and she currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Her debut novel, Loverboy, was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Before Everything is her first novel to be published in the UK.

An unflinching and affecting look at how one woman's final days change the lives of those around her. * Publishers Weekly * Poetic and insightful ... I have been blown away. * Laura Jane Williams, author of Becoming * Brings to mind Virginia Woolf's The Waves. * BBC Culture * A riveting celebration of life and death. * Elle Magazine * An extraordinary, touching and tender story about female friendship. * Prima Magazine * Bittersweet * Grazia * Terminal illness doesn't always bring out the best in people, nor does it preclude other sorrows. To find an honest and sympathetic reflection of both truths is refreshing. * Daily Mail * Redel's prose is artful and insightful ... this is a hugely moving celebration of love, life and friendship. -- Eithne Farry * S Magazine *

ISBN: 9781473651838
ISBN-10: 1473651832
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 11th July 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1