Soldier sailor

£9.99

Claire Kilroy takes us deep into the early days of motherhood. Exploring the clash of fierce love for a new life with a seismic change in identity, she vividly realises the raw, tumultuous emotions of a new mother, as her marriage strains and she struggles with questions of love, autonomy and creativity. As she smiles at her baby, Sailor, while mentally composing her own suicide note, an old friend makes a welcome return, but can he really offer a lifeline to the woman she used to be?

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

The Times Novel of the Year
And a Guardian, FT, Economist, Irish Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Irish Independent and Independent Book of the Year

‘One of the finest novels published this year.’ The Sunday Times
‘I could not put it down.’ ANNE ENRIGHT
‘It’s very moving, also very funny.’ PAUL MURRAY
‘My favourite book I’ve read this year.’ PANDORA SYKES
‘I lived and breathed beside her narrator.’ DAISY JOHNSON

In one of the most acclaimed novels of the year, her first in over a decade, Claire Kilroy takes us deep into the mind of her unforgettable heroine.

Exploring the clash of fierce love for a new life with a seismic change in identity, she vividly realises the tumultuous emotions of a new mother. As her marriage strains and she struggles with questions of love, autonomy creativity and the passing of time, an old friend makes a welcome return – but can he really offer a lifeline to the woman she used to be?

Readers adore Soldier Sailor:

***** ‘About as perfect a piece of writing as you’ll find.’
***** ‘Unbearably tense and frequently hilarious.’
***** ‘An entirely different voltage to anything I’ve read … she somehow manages to verbalise *exactly* the feelings and thoughts I, certainly, had at points when I was a young mother’
***** ‘This story touched me on such a visceral level.’
***** ‘I was held captive by this novel … an utterly absorbing depiction of motherhood’
***** ‘I loved this book. Any woman, with or without children, will see themselves mirrored in this narrative’
***** ‘An excellent, interesting and rather unforgettable creation.’

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Weight215 g
Dimensions19812818 mm