Book cover for The Archaeology of Loss

The Archaeology of Loss



11 April 2024
288 pages
Imprint: Picador


Look elsewhere for cheeriness; the pleasures offered here are those of intelligence and complexity in the hard times that will come to many of us.
Digs away at our collective fantasy that in dying or caring for the dying we are at our best. In reality, in either role we are often withdrawn, in pain, resentful, bad-tempered: our worst . . . addictively unsentimental.
Extraordinary, unflinching, wonderful, moving.
A meticulously clear yet tender self-excavation exploring love and bereavement.