Big Issue in the North Summer Reading Recommendation
A man boards a train, hoping to see the daughter he has heard nothing from for seven years. As he travels towards his destination, he restlessly revisits the events that blew apart their seemingly perfect world.
With acute insight, sparkling imagination, and vividly arresting prose, Phil Whitaker explores the very best and worst that families can do, and asks: what are the forces that shape us; and, against powerful traumas reverberating down the generations, can true love prevail?
Phil Whitaker's critically acclaimed novels have won him the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Encore Award, a Betty Trask Award, and a shortlisting for the Whitbread First Novel Award. He lives in Somerset with his wife, their children, and the family dog. As well as writing fiction, Phil is a practising doctor and author of the fortnightly `Health Matters' column in the New Statesman. You is his sixth novel.