After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell

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Alice Raikes boards a train at King’s Cross to visit her sisters in Scotland. Hours later, she steps into traffic on a busy London road and is taken to hospital in a coma. Who or what did she see in Edinburgh that made her return to London so suddenly? Was the accident a suicide attempt? And what exactly do her family, waiting at her bedside, have to hide? Sliding between different levels of consciousness, Alice listens to the conversations around her, and begins sifting through recollections of her past and a recently curtailed love affair.

 

About Maggie O'Farrell

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MAGGIE O’FARRELL was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Wales and Scotland. She is the author of six novels, including After You’d Gone (winner of the Betty Trask Award), The Distance Between Us (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox and The Hand That First Held Mine (winner of the Costa Novel Award). She lives in Edinburgh. WEB: MAGGIEOFARRELL.COM
 
Published June 18, 2013 by HarperCollins. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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