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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

UK Publisher: Serpent's Tail

Rosemary doesn’t talk much, and about certain things she’s silent. She had a sister, Fern, her whirlwind other half, who vanished from her life in circumstances she wishes she could forget. And it’s been ten years since she last saw her beloved older brother Lowell.

Now at college, Rosemary starts to see she can’t go forward without going back to the time when aged five, she was sent away from home to her grandparents and returned to find Fern gone.

It was Rosemary’s parents who began all of the trouble – isn’t it always? But, dear reader, exactly how they did it is a twist you’ll have to discover for yourself.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

‘Wise, provocative and wildly endearing’ – Guardian

‘Readably juicy and surreptitiously smart’ – Barbara Kingsolver

Karen Joy Fowler is the bestselling author of several novels and short story collections, spanning the genres of literary fiction,...