THE LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
‘I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
‘Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love’ MARIAN KEYES
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight.
As the old millennium turns into the new, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.
Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl.
Anna leaves with empty arms.
Seventeen years later, the truth of that night starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.
A reckoning is coming. Lives will collide.
And mother-love will be tested . . .
Because Of You is Dawn French’s stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
‘An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’ JO BRAND
‘The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Times
‘French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent’ My Weekly
‘Dawn French is a wonderful writer’ Daily Mail
‘Moving . . . French’s best yet’ Good Housekeeping
‘Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on’ Guardian