Here Comes the Miracle

Here Comes the Miracle

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Synopsis

'I adored this novel. Very lovely' Pandora Sykes

'What a gorgeous book. Lovingly told, with a poet's eye for the small miracles to be found in each passing moment. Such light and poetic prose, at times unspeakably tender. There were so many moments I found incredibly moving' Charlie Gilmour, author of FEATHERHOOD

'A powerful, sensual and deeply moving novel about loss and love, and how to contain them both within a life. It's a stunning novel I read in two evenings' Clover Stroud, author of MY WILD AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS


It begins with a miracle: a baby born too small and too early, but defiantly alive. This is Joe.

Decades before, another miracle. In a patch of nettle-infested wilderness, a seventeen year old boy falls in love with his best friend, Jack. This is Edward.

Joe gains a sister, Emily. From the outset, her life is framed by his. She watches him grow into a young man who plays the violin magnificently and longs for a boyfriend. A young man who is ready to begin.

Edward, after being separated from Jack, builds a life with Eleanor. They start a family and he finds himself a grandfather to Joe and Emily.

When Joe is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Emily and the rest of the family are left waiting for a miracle. A miracle that won't come.

Here Comes the Miracle is a profoundly beautiful story about love and loss; and about the beautiful and violent randomness of life.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474610629
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2771
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 350g
Height: 144mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 27mm