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'A beautiful book - everyone should read it' Sunday Times
'Superbly written and utterly heartbreaking. Courageous, inspired, bleakly comic, extreme candour' Guardian
'By turns painful and joyful, this beautiful book has plenty of poignant lessons to teach us about grief and love' Cosmopolitan
Two sisters. One shattered childhood . . .
Seven-year-old Gavanndra Hodge's life is a precarious place. Her father is a hairdresser and drug dealer to Chelsea's most decadent inhabitants; her mother an alcoholic ex-model. So, it is up to Gavanndra to keep her little sister Candy safe.
But when Candy dies suddenly on holiday aged nine, Gavanndra's family, already so fragile and damaged, implodes. Now a mother herself, Gavanndra embarks on a journey to write her way back to her sister.
The Consequences of Love is a joyous and compelling account of the strength of the love between sisters and how nothing is ever truly lost if we are brave enough to return to where we began.
'A wonderful and transformative memoir about the impact of loss and the power of love' Julia Samuel, author of the Sunday Times bestseller This Too Shall Pass
'Brilliant and moving' The Times
'There are scenes that will reduce you to tears, but there's also humour, forgiveness and uplifting optimism. By the end of this dazzling debut you just want to give her a huge cheer for coming through' Evening Standard
'A beautifully-written life-story of trauma and healing' Marian Keyes
'A masterful writer with a gift for storytelling... A triumph' i