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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Jon McGregor / Matt Bates Melody Grove
WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK AWARDWINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEOn a street in a town in the North of England ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence - street cricket barbecues painting windows… A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it not even meriting a mention on the local news means that those who witness it will be altered for ever.Jon McGregor's first novel brilliantly evokes the histories and lives of the people in the street to build up an unforgettable human panorama. Breathtakingly original humane and moving If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things is an astonishing debut.Brimming with the essence of everyday life this literary fiction by Jon McGregor is a testament to the extraordinary within the ordinary. It's a narrative that speaks volumes about the human condition making it one of the best in its genre.For fans of Barbara Kingsolver (Demon Copperhead) Maggie O'Farrell (Hamnet) Kate Atkinson (Shrines of Gaiety) Elizabeth Strout (Lucy by the Sea) and Ali Smith (Companion piece).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 9th February 2017
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 06 Mins.