Little fires everywhere

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ISBN:9780349144337

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Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair.

Format
Paperback
Categories
Fiction
Published
02/04/2020
ISBN
9780349144337
Publisher
ABACUS
Weight
320kg

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Little Fires Everywhere is a straight-up thriller...From the beginning, Ng's confident use of the omniscient voice signals that this is a writer in total control...While the plot whisks you breathlessly along, it lays out the bones of a debate about race and parenthood Sunday Times, Pick of the Paperbacks Just finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and now I feel bereft Nigella Lawson Just read it. It's a masterclass in characterisation. Outstanding Matt Haig To say I love this book is an understatement. It's a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears Reese Witherspoon The book of the moment India Knight, Sunday Times I am loving Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars Little Fires Everywhere is already setting America ablaze...it held me completely, from start to finish - held me in the sense that even when I wasn't reading it, some part of my head was straining to find out where it would lead next...what will absolutely ensure the success of this book is that while the plot whisks you breathlessly along, it lays out the bones of a debate about race and parenthood - a debate in which Ng deftly, dutifully ensures that everyone has a point Sunday Times A burning house sparks tensions within an all-too-perfect suburban community in a story exploring race, identity and family secrets...She manages the impressive feat of allowing us simultaneously to sink into the world she creates and boggle at its naivety and self-satisfaction...At the same time, the pace and structure of the story keep us turning the pages...This is a novel that convinces and compels; it's a pleasure to read Guardian, Book of the Day A free spirit shakes up a complacent community in this wry, beautifully observed novel...One of Ng's strengths is that she makes virtue and normality as fascinating as venality and eccentricity...It is beautifully written The Times It's hard to sum up in this limited space just how fabulous this book is - but trust us, you do not want to miss it. It explores mother-daughter relationships, teen angst, race, love and more, and there's a rumbling corker of a plot twist....Totally unforgettable Heat's Unmissables The must-read: Take a break from screen time with the hot (literally) new release from Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere . About the arrival of a mysterious mother-daughter duo to white picket suburbia, it's a bona-fide page-turner Elle UK The story is brilliantly told, Ng's bright prose glowing with warmth and wisdom as she delves into the complexities of motherhood, convention and creativity Sunday Express Little Fires Everywhere brims with unexpected diversions and riches...Like Sue Monk Kidd or Madeleine Thien, Celeste Ng has a carpenter's sure touch in constructing nested, interconnected plots, There are few novelists writing today who are as wise, compassionate and unsparing as Ng, about the choices you make, the ones you don't, and the price you might pay for missed lives Financial Times Celeste Ng's second book should have been on next year's best novels list, but it was so successful in America that its UK publisher brought it forward several months. Shaker Heights, a complacent Ohio suburb, is shaken up by the arrival of the bohemian photographer Mia Warren. Arson and a child custody battle ensue. It's a gripping read and is sure to become a book club staple (if it's not already). It has the celebrity stamp of approval too: Reese Witherspoon is making it into a mini-series The Times, Best Fiction in 2017

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