Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 496 pages, 7.99 × 5.29 × 1.1 in
Published: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385671393
ISBN - 13: 9780385671392
From the Publisher
"Is there Life After Life, chance after chance to rewrite one''s destiny? That is the question posed by Atkinson''s tale and brought to life by the miracle of her talent." --Toronto Star
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?
During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.
During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.
What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life''s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.
About the Author
KATE ATKINSON won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed international author ever since. Her most recent four bestsellers featured the former private detective Jackson Brodie: Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early,Took My Dog. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen''s Birthday Honours List.
Longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
"Don''t make the mistake of thinking that the novel itself is anything other than illuminating. . . . The book transcends its subject matter to become a treatise on how to be human. . . . Art is long and life is short, but not too short to treat yourself to the pleasures of Kate Atkinson''s prose along the way."
--The Globe and Mail
"Gripping . . . Breathless. . . . A masterful balancing act. Atkinson keeps the reader . . . constantly on edge, expecting the darkness to fall at any moment. . . . Life After Life is funny, thought-provoking and poignant. It combines the charms of hearth and home with the ravages of wartime. It''s a love letter to a certain kind of English life but also as engrossing as a thriller."
--Winnipeg Free Press