Writers & Lovers

Lily King

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04 February 2021
9781529033137
336 pages
Synopsis

The New York Times Bestseller
‘Captivating, potent, incisive, and wise’ – Madeline Miller, author of Circe
‘Extremely funny’ – Sunday Times

Recently out of a devastating love affair and mourning the loss of her beloved mum, Casey is lost. The novel she has been writing for six years isn’t going anywhere, her debt is soaring, and at thirty-one, with all her friends getting married and having kids, she feels too old for things to be this way.

Then she meets Silas. He is kind, handsome, interested. But only a few weeks later, Oscar – older, fascinating, troubled – walks into her life, his two boys in tow. Suddenly Casey finds herself at the point of a love triangle, torn between two very different relationships that promise two very different futures. And she’s still got to write that book . . .

‘Suffused with hopefulness and kindness’ – Ann Patchett
‘Exquisite’ – Sunday Telegraph
‘Funny and immensely clever’ – Tessa Hadley
‘Beautiful . . . Reading the book feels like waiting for clouds to break – a kind of gorgeous agony’ – Guardian
‘I loved this book’ – Curtis Sittenfeld

Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life

Madeline Miller, author of Circe

Exquisite . . . a warm and buoyant romance

Book of the Week, Sunday Telegraph

Writers & Lovers made me happy . . . suffused with hopefulness and kindness. Lily King writes with a great generosity of spirit.

Ann Patchett