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Live; Live; Live

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Published: September 2020
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BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published By: Profile Books
 
Published: 01-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 288 pages, 135x216mm
ISBN: 9781908745873
Stock Code: 8745873
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A deeply resonant novel about mortality and love.A deeply resonant novel about mortality and love.
The lapping of the sea was a lesson in mortality...'Live,' he heard, with each whisper of the water. 'Live; live; live.'

Through Lucas Judd, the dead make contact with the living, or so he believes, or professes to believe. He is a man of such penetrating insight and empathy that many have faith in his gift. They confide in him, and find consolation. Even Joshua, his sceptical young neighbour, seems drawn by his compassionate sophistry. But when Erin, a much younger woman, shadowed by recent grief, moves in with Lucas, the focus of Joshua's fascination begins to shift.

Such are the surface ripples of this poignant and precisely attuned novel. It's depths reveal the largest of themes - mortality and love, and the way in which the souls of those with whom we shared our experiences inhabit our memories. Characters appear and recede, to reappear once again as the narrative shifts direction. Living voices merge with the multitudes of the dead, leaving their trace or fading away, for now.

Live; Live; Live is a beautiful, deeply resonant work by a novelist at the height of his powers.