A small town, where everyone has their secrets - I felt as though I was walking the streets of Ravenspurn as I read. Filled with complex characters and exquisite writing, this is a wonderful book.
A vivid and affecting journey into the heart of Jenny, the main character, but also the heart of a community, and the heart of a family. A moving exploration of self, family, and what it means to be truly "home," this novel will grab your heart and never let go.
As a town's foundation erodes, so does Jenny, wounded by past and present alike. Emotionally rich and artfully restrained, this is a beautiful, atmospheric work.
An elegant, assured novel about family, friendships, secrets and the push-pull of home. Things We Lose in Waves paints a picture of England today through the real Yorkshire coastal village of Ravenspurn, as it crumbles into the sea during lockdown, and its close-knit community that is weary of both outsiders and its own. A poignant story of the earth opening up under your feet and what is revealed as things fall apart.
A finely-drawn and relatable tale of family and friendship, and how our past shapes who we become. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, with its artful writing and beautifully-crafted setting. A writer to watch!
This moving story of grief and loneliness is beautifully told and the characters are so vivid and memorable, I couldn't stop thinking of them.
A moving depiction of grief and isolation told in beautiful prose.The characters are so well-drawn and memorable - I can't stop thinking about them!
A riveting read
Tingling with the tension of complex family dynamics and friendship, and the swell of secrets, this is a richly resonant novel of our time