The Language of Others

Represented by:
Laura Longrigg

Category:
Fiction

Publisher:
Sceptre

Publication date:
Mar-08

Foreign rights controlled by:
MBA

Foreign rights sold:

France, Holland, Lithuania

The world is a puzzling, sometimes frightening place for Jessica Fontaine. As a child she only finds contentment in playing the piano and wandering alone in the empty spaces of Audlands Hall, the dilapidated country house where she grows up. Twenty-five years later, divorced, with her son still living at home, Jessica is still preoccupied by the desire to create space around her. Then her volatile ex-husband reappears, the first of several surprises that both transform Jessica’s present and give her a startling new perspective on the past. The Language of Others tells the absorbing story of a woman who spends much of her life feeling that she is out of step with the real world, until she discovers why.

Related with humour and compassion, it offers a fresh, illuminating insight into what it means to be ‘normal’.

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