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Summary

Winner of the 2020 Costa First Novel Award  

One of Stylist's best new books for 2020

Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love.

Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together. Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy and loving they are, until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart.

Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love asks us to consider what happens at the very brink of human forgiveness and offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back. 

©2020 Ingrid Persaud (P)2020 Faber Audio

Critic reviews

"It made me ugly cry." (Jessie Burton) 

"Glorious." (Rachel Joyce) 

"Spellbinding." (André Aciman) 

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One that will stay with me.

One of those stories that takes you into another world and leaves you feeling you were part of it. Wonderful.

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I loved this book from start to finish, brilliant

This book is brilliantly written and deal with a lot of issues. I loved it. Didn't put it down till i had finished it.

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Touching family saga set on the island of Trinidad

Great narration by the author which brought home all the local nuances. Caribbean writing success!

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Heart felt emotions

I can't remember the last time a book made my cry.
I don't normally write reviews, but this book impelled me too.

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A very good listening book

Really enjoyed this book, every emotions involved sad & happy. Felt sad it had to end

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Brilliant

loved every bit of this book. there's a little but if everything, what's not to love.

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Delightful

This is a lovely story that vividly transports you into the world of the main characters, whose individual stories are brilliantly interwoven within the cultural context of modern day Trinidad.

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Powerful writing

Fantastic narration and strong characterisation. Realistic and forthright plot. Immersive and impressive. Highly recommended audio experience.

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Incredibly moving, beautifully narrated

I absolutely loved this book, full of love of every description, wonderful, powerful and unpredictable

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Heartwarming

I really enjoyed the narration by the author; it really set the seen and the warmth of the characters came through.
The story triggers a mixture of emotions and gives you a real flavour of Trinidad. Also an interesting insight into the history and cultural background of this colourful country.

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Gripping!

a tale of life love and tragedy set in Trinidad. Simply an Awesom read.