All the Good Things

Clare Fisher (Author)
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Description

The Betty Trask Award winner: A young female convict recounts her life to discover the good in it, and in herself, in this "moving, compassionate" novel (The Sunday Times).

Twenty-one-year-old Beth has done plenty of good, grown-up sorts of things--including having a baby. But she's also done something bad enough to land her in prison. At the urging of her counselor, she begins to make a list of all the good things that have happened to her. It's difficult at first, as she was abandoned by her mother and shuffled from one foster home to another. Hers is a life that veered from a brilliantly artistic childhood to rough boyfriends and thankless jobs. As she writes, however, she begins to understand that every life has moments of peace, friendship, and triumph. From sharing silence with someone she loves, to feeling so happy it hurts, she begins to see her life--and herself--anew. But Beth must also acknowledge the act that sent her to jail, and confront the question: is there a chance for her redemption?

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
March 26, 2019
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609455170
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About the Author

Clare Fisher is a creative writing teacher and editorial consultant with a BA in History from the University of Oxford and an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her award-winning short fiction has been published in anthologies and in her recent collection, How The Light Gets In. She lives in Leeds. All the Good Things is her first novel.

Reviews

Praise for All The Good Things

"An unsettling debut with a tremendous power to move and disturb." --The Guardian

"The hints of the 'bad thing' that she did keep the reader hooked until the end, where we realise that certain women, no matter how hard they fight, have the odds stacked against them." --The Independent

"A moving, compassionate account of someone struggling hard for redemption." --Sunday Times

"A raw, vivid story that clutches at the heart and squeezes tightly." --Sunday Express

"Heartfelt, heartbreaking, and genuinely joyous." --Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill

"A heartbreaking, vital and seamless insight into a life that might otherwise be ignored or judged. The voice of Bethany is perfect - compelling, whip-smart and deeply affecting." --Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals