The Distance Between Us

Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell


Gripping, insightful and deft, Maggie O'Farrell's third novel is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives. It won the Somerset Maugham Award.


On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous.


They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.


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'Every bit as good, if not better, than her highly acclaimed previous novels. An intriguing plot, sympathetic characterisation and beautifully observed, sophisticated writing all make for a hugely satisfying read' -- Booksellers' Choice 20031219 'Maggie O'Farrell has written three novels, each of them a critical and commercial success' -- FT 20031219 'Ms O'Farrell's take on love, loss and grief is even more gripping than ER: The George Clooney Years' -- Heat 20031219 'A well paced read that slowly and tantalisingly unravels a web of mysteries, tragedies and intrigue, keeping you hooked' -- Eve 20031219 'Maggie O'Farrell brilliantly reveals how the past has an untidy habit of cluttering up the present in this compulsively readable tale of star-crossed lovers and secretive siblings' -- Elle 20031219

Maggie O'Farrell was born in Northern Ireland in 1972, and grew up in Wales and Scotland. She is the author of two novels, AFTER YOU'D GONE which won a Betty Trask award, and MY LOVER'S LOVER. She lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780755302666
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Tinder Press
  • : 0.24
  • : November 2004
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Paperback