Love After Love: The most electrifying novel you will read all year
By Ingrid Persaud
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Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together.
Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy and loving they are, until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart.
Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love asks us to consider what happens at the very brink of human forgiveness, and offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.Tweet
Found this a really powerful novel and not at all what I expected. There's surprise after surprise and I didn't see any of it coming. It's also, ultimately, quite tragic (but not in a predictable way) and you might just need a tissue. The characters are brilliantly drawn and I found myself caring deeply about the 3 main protagonists and what happens to them. Love the writing style too. Gave an added dimension. A fantastic read, highly recommended. It's due out on 2nd April 2020 so order an advance copy if you can (Got mine from a proof party at a book festival with no expectation to write a review)