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The Lost Child

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The Lost Child

Renowned for his mesmerizing examinations of identity and power, the internationally acclaimed novelist Caryl Phillips now weaves a tale of modern exile with elements of WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

At the heart of THE LOST CHILD is Monica Johnson, an Oxford student who is disowned by her parents after she falls in love with an expat graduate student. Through marriage and single motherhood, she struggles to survive, navigating a lifetime of false promises while her young sons try to understand their place in the world. Just as Heathcliff, one of literature’s most enigmatic lost boys, is haunted by his past, Phillips’s luminous characters reinvent themselves to emerge from a landscape and a community that are at once foreign and familiar to them.

Brimming with unforgettable narrators, THE LOST CHILD gives voice to timeless longings, recounted with piercing clarity.

The Lost Child
by Caryl Phillips

  • Publication Date: March 10, 2015
  • Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374191379
  • ISBN-13: 9780374191375