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Supporting Cast by Kit de Waal


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Supporting Cast by Kit de Waal

***From the acclaimed author of My Name is Leon***

'Stories of everyday lives that will resonate and move you utterly' Stylist
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As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning.

A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love.

And a young man leaves prison with only one desire - to see his son again.

Kit de Waal's characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.
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'It's so good. Full of Kit's trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word' Cathy Rentzenbrink

'Stunning. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer' Donal Ryan

'A magnificent study of humanity in all its various sorrows. Her writing is exquisite' Liz Nugent

Supporting Cast Reviews

Kit de Waal has written? a book that is absolutely right for the summer of 2020 . . . This is a book you could read on a journey, on a beach, in a single sitting between dinner and bedtime. And afterwards feel more connected to the world... It's a treat for her many existing fans - but new readers can very much start here * Financial Times *
It's so good. Full of Kit's trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word * Cathy Rentzenbrink *
Stunning. What an experience, the brightest and most beautiful break in the clouds. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer * Donal Ryan *
Kit has the most marvellous gift of getting to the marrow of her characters and this collection of vignettes from the lives of her characters, peripheral, and not so peripheral, is a magnificent study of humanity in all its various sorrows. Her writing is exquisite, not a word is wasted and the stories are beautiful in their simplicity and truth * Liz Nugent *
Written with such beauty * Prima *
Stories of everyday lives that will resonate and move you utterly * Stylist *
Superb. [The characters] blaze into richly imagined lives full of loss, love, abandonment and heartfelt hope * Daily Mail *
An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity * Sunday Times on The Trick to Time *
The unforgettable story of a boy struggling to belong. Heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it * Daily Mail on My Name is Leon *
Devastatingly emotional. De Waal's storytelling gives us the poetry and sorrow of life itself * Financial Times on The Trick to Time *
Tender and heart-breaking * Rachel Joyce on My Name is Leon *

About Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60's and 70's. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2017. Her second novel, The Trick to Time, was longlisted for the Women's Prize and her young adult novel Becoming Dinah is shortlisted for the Carnegie CLIP Award 2020. She also crowdfunded and edited an anthology of working class memoir, Common People, which was published in 2018. Kit was named the FutureBook Person of the Year in 2019.

Additional information

GOR011581268
9780241973424
0241973422
Supporting Cast by Kit de Waal
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20200730
144
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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