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A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks

A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks

Taken from the review done by Keith Millar of Art Smart.

Intense, moving and sometimes harrowing work of fiction makes for an absorbing read. There is no doubt that A Possible Life by award winning and multi best-selling author, Sebastian Faulks, is a very good book indeed. Subtitled A Novel In Five Parts, it is an intense, moving and sometimes harrowing work of fiction which is an absorbing read and very difficult to put down.

The question is, is it a novel or a collection of five separate stories? It is a fact that each story is self-contained with no obvious common theme and the links between them are tenuous at best.

My suggestion would be not to worry too much about the message and rather enjoy five very good stories told by a master storyteller.

Click here to read the full review.

About the book:

Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father is too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection – some key to understanding what makes us the people we become.

Click here for more information on A Possible Life.

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