We are Not In the World, Conor O'Callaghan ( paperback Feb 2022)
Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man drives a haulage lorry from England to France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger - his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails.
With a week on the road together, father and daughter must restore themselves and each other, and repair a relationship that is at once fiercely loving and deeply scarred. As they journey south, down the motorways, through the service stations, a devastating picture reveals itself: a story of grief, of shame, and of love in all its complex, dark and glorious manifestations.
What readers are saying:***** 'The prose is sublime and deeply moving .
'***** 'Beautifully written, lyrical and unsettling in its exploration of human frailties, family, love, and loss, grief'****