Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The

Maggie O'Farrell

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

Published: 26th Feb '13


An impassioned, intense, haunting family drama from the author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM

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From the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman’s life stolen, and reclaimed. ‘Unputdownable’ Ali SmithEdinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done.Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released.Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris’s questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family’s history?

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Weight 0.271 kg
Dimensions 22 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 288