Released on 20 April 2017.

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Let Go My Hand

3.88 based on 103 ratings & 14 reviews on


'A humane, humorous and ultimately extremely moving novel' Guardian
'A darkly comic, deeply moving and thoroughly modern father-son love story' Mail on Sunday
'Funny, moving, disturbing and beautifully written' Adam Kay
'Tremendously moving, fiercely intelligent and very, very funny' Paul Murray

Louis Lasker loves his family dearly – apart from when he doesn’t. There’s a lot of history. His father’s marriages, his mother’s death; one brother in exile, another in denial; everything said, everything unsaid. And now his father has taken a decision which threatens to blow the family apart.

We join the Laskers for what might be their final days together. One last chance to fix things. It’s a matter of life and death . . .

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An incredibly touching story of the tender and indestructible bond that exists between a father and his three sons . . . It’s a curious thing when a book about death can prove so life-affirming. It’s something to be admired
Irish Times
Essential reading for everyone who's ever been involved in a stepfamily - or any family. Not only is Docx frighteningly acute about human nature, he'll make you laugh and cry too. Just brilliant
Mail on Sunday
Docx treats this difficult scenario of a family attempting to repair the past and face of a future already marked out by loss with an abrasive tenderness that allows for bad behaviour, dark humour and inveitable sadness
Sunday Express