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No Book But the World

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Imprint: Clerkenwell Press
Subject: Clerkenwell Press, Fiction

No Book But the World

Leah Cohen

The highly-anticipated follow-up to the Orange Prize long-listed bestseller The Grief of Others

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9781782830269 (27 Mar 2014)

About the book

A young boy goes missing. The accused is a loner and outsider. When Ava Manseau learns that the suspect is her brother, Fred, she is compelled to piece together what actually happened, convinced that she alone will be able to explain him and his innocence. Fred has always been different: certainly impaired, never evaluated. The siblings grew up under seemingly idyllic circumstances, free of formal education and constraint in a family that rejected labels and diagnoses.

Now brother and sister have grown apart, their parents are gone - the boy is dead and Fred is in jail. Ava is forced to wonder: who is truly responsible for this turn of events? And is it her job to save him?

Hager Cohen brings her trademark wisdom and grace, depth of feeling and insight to an enthralling and morally ambiguous story. Perhaps, she suggests, in our ongoing struggle to comprehend one another, our imaginations can be more useful than facts.

About the author

Leah Hager Cohen is the author of four novels, most recently The Grief of Others (9781846686276), which was longlisted for the Orange Prize, selected as a New York Times Notable Book, and named one of the books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Kirkus Reviews. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review.


Cohen is an experienced and highly acclaimed writer

- Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday

Cohen is good at evoking memories - sights, smells, sounds, atmospheres. Her language is vivid and nuanced...this is a poignant and illuminating study of the bonds within families and the power of early experiences

- Financial Times

Cohen's writing is wise and incredibly moving

- The Times

Praise for The Grief of Others:'Leah Hager Cohen writes like a dream and effortlessly inhabits each of her characters. Lovers of family relationship literary fiction, such as Anne Tyler fans, need look no further

- Daily Mail

Cohen is one of our foremost chroniclers of the unexpected tendernesses of human connection

- New York Times Book Review

Additional Information

Imprint: Clerkenwell Press
Subject: Clerkenwell Press, Fiction

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