Clare Morrall The Language of Others

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The world is a puzzling, sometimes frightening place for Jessica Fontaine. As a child she only finds contentment in playing the piano and wandering alone in the empty spaces of Audlands Hall, the dilapidated country house where she grows up. Twenty-five years later, divorced, with her son still living at home, Jessica remains preoccupied by the desire to create space around her. Then her volatile ex-husband reappears, the first of several surprises that both transform Jessica’s present and give her a startling new perspective on the past. This is the the absorbing story of a woman who spends much of her life feeling that she is out of step with the real world, until she discovers why. Related with humor and compassion, it offers a fresh, illuminating insight into what it means to be normal.

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Clare Morrall is a music teacher.

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"It’s the warmth and roundedness of her characters that give Morrall’s novels their appeal . . . a suspenseful tale with a taut, spare style and real emotional impact. In this and in its brave challenge to our assumptions about what it means to be normal it’s a more than worthy shelfmate to Astonishing Splashes of Colour."  —The Guardian

"A story of self-discovery, of difficult family relationships and redemptive friendships . . . An enjoyable, engrossing read."  —The Independent

"Surprisingly joyful."  —Daily Mail

"Morrall’s rewarding third novel combines strong characters and vital evocations of place with a greater psychological intensity."  —Financial Times



"Not only very readable, but very moving; a funny, and occasionally sad, account of what it feels like to be outside the norm."  —The Times



"...subtle and absorbing... Morrall has a talent for making piteable characters triumphantly sympathetic."  —Guardian

"Her achievement in making even this miserable ruin of spite and cynicism somehow appealing is one of the finest things in this very fine book."  —Independent on Sunday

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