Love After Love

Love After Love A Novel

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"A stellar debut . . . about an unconventional family, fear, hatred, violence, chasing love, losing it and finding it again just when we need it most."-The New York Times Book Review
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARD  "A wonder . . . [This book] teems with real, Trinidadian life."-Claire Adam, award-winning author of Golden Child
SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE OCM BOCAS PRIZE  One of the Best Books of the Summer: Time  The Guardian  Goop  Women's Day  LitHub

After Betty Ramdin's husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move in with her and her son, Solo. Over time, the three become a family, loving each other deeply and depending upon one another. Then, one fateful night, Solo overhears Betty confiding in Mr. Chetan and learns a secret that plunges him into torment.
Solo flees Trinidad for New York to carve out a lonely existence as an undocumented immigrant, and Mr. Chetan remains the singular thread holding mother and son together. But soon, Mr. Chetan's own burdensome secret is revealed, with heartbreaking consequences. Love After Love interrogates love and family in all its myriad meanings and forms, asking how we might exchange an illusory love for one that is truly fulfilling.
In vibrant, addictive Trinidadian prose, Love After Love questions who and how we love, the obligations of family, and the consequences of choices made in desperation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780593157565
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: One World
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: cm
Weight: 533g
Height: 240mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 29mm