Fiction Book Group - We Are Not in the World, Conor O'Callaghan

June Fiction

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Monday, June 14th • 6:30 PM ET / 11:30 PM IST via Zoom
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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

"Stylish, deft...an absolutely fascinating novel" 
– Guardian

"Haunting, mesmerising, and so deeply intelligent" 
– Kamila Shamsie, author of Women's Prize for Fiction winning Home Fire

"Powerful...compelling and profoundly moving" 
– Irish Times

"Heartbreaking, sweetly logical and tentatively hopeful"
– Spectator

Conor O'Callaghan

About the Author
Conor O'Callaghan
is originally from Dundalk, and now divides his time between Dublin and the North of England. His critically acclaimed first novel Nothing on Earth was published by Doubleday Ireland in 2016.


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