The Day That Went Missing A Family Tragedy

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Publisher's Synopsis

*WINNER OF THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE 2018*

My younger brother's name is Nicholas Beard. He was nine years old, and I was with him in the water when he drowned.


Life changes in an instant.


On a family holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Richard and Nicholas are in the sea, jumping the waves. Suddenly and inexplicably Nicholas is out of his depth and then, shockingly, so is Richard. Only one of the brothers returns to the shore.

Richard does not attend Nicholas's funeral and afterwards the family return to Cornwall to continue the holiday. Soon they stop speaking of that day at the beach altogether. Years later, haunted by grief, Richard sets out to piece together the story. Who was Nicholas? What really happened that day? And why did the family never speak of it again?

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE 2018


'This captivating book, both heart-rending and jaw-dropping, unfolds like a detective story' Daily Mail


'A memoir of real truth and heartbreaking emotional heft' Sunday Times

About the Publisher

Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784703141
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155.937092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 208g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 19mm