An Unremarkable Body

Author(s): Elisa Lodato

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When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life that consumes her daughter, Laura. The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorized, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. But as she delves deeper into Katharine's past, she is forced to confront a new version of the woman she knew only as her mother. A woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who lived in the shadows but whose secrets are now coming to light.


 


'A haunting debut about grief, loss and motherhood' The Pool
'This novel pulls you in and will have you racing to reach the end' Good Housekeeping
'An intriguing tale of love and loss . . . written with verve and delivers an amazing twist' Sunday Mirror

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Gentle and haunting, this tender debut by Elisa Lodato is a wonderful read for anyone who enjoys a quieter narrative. Meditations on love, loss, and endurance unfold slowly in this delicate portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, in all its complexity, where the author’s light touch belies her deep understanding of her beautifully drawn characters. –Steph, The Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781474606356
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : July 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elisa Lodato
  • : Paperback
  • : 288