This Must Be the Place
The dazzling new novel from bestselling, award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage.
‘Inventive, moving and hilarious. I loved it’ Rachel Joyce
‘Destined to be one of the most acclaimed books of 2016’ Hannah Beckerman
‘Magnificent… perceptive, profound and page turning’ Cathy Rentzenbrink
Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway.
He is also about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with twenty years ago, and this discovery will send him off-course, far away from wife and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?
Maggie O’Farrell’s seventh novel is a dazzling, intimate epic about who we leave behind and who we become as we search for our place in the world.
Published on May 17, 2016
A conjuror’s sleight of hand… a deft and compelling chronicler of human relationships
A symphony of stories and voices… absolutely gripping… A rare talent to enthral… It will leave you bereft and wanting more
Switching seamlessly between decades, destinations and voices, it’s complex in scale, but is carried off with dazzling grace. A rich, engrossing feast of a novel to lose yourself in
A tour de force, a complex and nuanced story leaping effortlessly across multiple time frames… THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is that rare literary beast, both technically dazzling and deeply moving