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A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma. After You'd Gone follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.
It is a love story which is also a story of absence - we discover that Alice's lover, John, has been dead for a year by the time the book starts - and of parental legacies: how actions and choices can reverberate in following generations. Slowly, we are drawn closer to a dark secret at the family's heart, as Alice begins to wonder whether she will ever be whole again, or even survive.
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|Durée||12 heures et 3 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||04 septembre 2012|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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An involving and moving story of loss and love - both familial love and passionate love - and one in which the author also looks at dysfunctional families and at religious beliefs and of the effect these beliefs can have on those who are believers and non-believers. Moving continually backwards and forwards in time, this is a novel which keeps the reader 'on their toes', but one which kept me engaged throughout and although this is Maggie O'Farrell's first novel, I think it's possibly her best (although I ought to add here that I haven't yet read 'Hamnet').
Whenever someone asks the 'What's your favourite book?' question, this book is always within my answer, as like most bookworms that question is impossible to answer with a single book.
I absolutely adored this book, both of the times that I've read it. I love the way it jumps between the past and present and how the story unfolds.
I have read and loved quite a few of Maggie's other books over the years now too.
I have recommended this book to countless people, as in my opinion its a must read.
There are 372 pages split into small, unnumbered chapters. The book has a prologue and is divided into 3 parts.
The narrative jumps around in time. This makes the reader concentrate on the story as you need to be sure about what part of Alice's story is being revealed. Whilst this ensures engagement from the start, I found that I quickly relaxed into the flow of the story and accepted each change without even thinking about it. The planning of the chronology is amazing, the story gradually unfolds at the various times, slowly revealing details with perfect timing as if putting pieces into a jigsaw.
MO plays with the tenses, swapping from first person to third person to emphasise the more emotional sections. It is genuinely surprising how subtle yet effective this technique is - swapping the focus from being inside Alice's head to just observing yet being at the same scene - watching Alice's reactions rather than being a part of them.
Reading this book I am able to block out everything around and stayed up for hours one night to try to finish it. At the start I wasn't sure what the book was going to be about and loved how the author seemed to gently manipulate me into caring about all of these characters. I wanted to know more and more about them, then felt some grief when I got to the end of the book.
There are some huge stories in the plot which I wasn't expecting but they are cleverly balanced with the more mundane detail of life.
It's been a while since I read a book by this author and I've enjoyed this one so much that I'm going to look for some more.
Of course, this author handled the situation of a person in a coma sensitively. She gave Alice respect, beauty and empathy as I had hoped.