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The Things That We Lost

Jyoti Patel

Published: 5th January 2023 Nik has lots of questions about his late father but knows better than to ask his mother, Avani. It's their unspoken rule. When his grandfather dies, Nik has the opportunity to learn about the man he never met. Armed with a key and new knowledge about his parents' past, Nik sets out to unlock the secrets that his mother has been holding onto his whole life. As the carefully crafted portrait Avani has painted for her son begins to crack, and painful truths emerge, can the two of them find their way back to each other? Publisher: Pneguin Random House ISBN: 9781529186338

Our Curators said...

This wonderfully tender debut teaches us all about family, loss and the risks we are willing to take in order to protect our loved ones and manage our trauma.

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What the Critics are Saying

'An assured debut from a vital new voice. About family, grief and belonging, Patel weaves an intricate story that will stay with you.'

Nikesh Shukla

'Incredibly moving, this is an immersive novel focusing on grief but also love and relationships. I fell in love with Avani and Nik, characters so real I could hardly believe they're fictional. Jyoti Patel is a hugely exciting new writer.'

Louise Hare

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