Author(s): Anna Raverat
Home is where the heart is, and Kate thinks a lot about making people feel at home. She works for a global hotel corporation. She has two young children, and a husband of ten years. Now, both Kate's home and her heart are about to implode: she has discovered a series of emails from her husband Adam to another woman. Probing for answers, she realizes this not the worst possible discovery - in fact, it is only the beginning. As her family unravels, Kate's job becomes increasingly demanding - but how can she provide the perfect guest experience when her own foundations have been knocked away? She tries to hold things together for her daughters, but doesn't know what to tell them when they ask when Adam is coming home. Who was the man with whom Kate built a life? And what is he to her now? Told with warmth, wit and grace, Lover is a novel about marriage, family, and work - an unforgettable account of having the strength to find one's place in the world.
Witty, honest, gently philosophical - a brilliant British novel that will delight readers of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation.
Anna Raverat is a humane and generous writer, giving voice to our best instincts and communicating, by quiet and often funny moments, a sense of our ability to overcome adversity with love. -- Chris Cleave Signs of Life, Anna Raverat's debut, was good: this is better. A detailed observation of love, work and life told through a woman's crumbling marriage. The first-person voice is so compelling, it almost reads like a thriller. Addictive. Bookseller Raverat mines the depth of this strife with wit, warmth and a sophisticated wisdom that makes it an unputdownable read. Psychologies This is one of the most bittersweet, searing books about a break up we've ever read. Cosmopolitan
Anna Raverat is the acclaimed author of Signs of Life. Lover is her second novel.