We are not in the world

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Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man takes a job driving a haulage lorry through France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger – his daughter. 20-something, unkempt, off the rails. With a week on the road together, man and girl must attempt to restore themselves and each other, and to repair a relationship that is at once fiercely loving and deeply scarred. As the pair journey down the motorways and through the service stations of France, a devastating picture reveals itself: a story of grief, of shame, and of love in all its complex, dark and glorious manifestations.

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‘Haunting, mesmerising, and so deeply intelligent about the interwoven strengths and frailties of the human heart.’ Kamila Shamsie

Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man drives a haulage lorry from England to France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger – his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails.

With a week on the road together, father and daughter must restore themselves and each other, and repair a relationship that is at once fiercely loving and deeply scarred.

As they journey south, down the motorways, through the service stations, a devastating picture reveals itself: a story of grief, of shame, and of love in all its complex, dark and glorious manifestations.
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PRAISE FOR WE ARE NOT IN THE WORLD:
‘Wonderful, wrenching . . . full of enormous feelings very precisely rendered’ Sara Baume
‘A whirlpool of memories, regrets and hopes’ Tim Pears
‘An uncanny ability to turn the seemingly insignificant into something monumental’ Jan Carson
‘Unusual, utterly original and mysterious . . . a must read’ Elaine Feeney

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Weight0.27 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.5 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K