A spellbinding novel that will resonate with readers of Mark Haddon, Louise Erdrich, and John Irving, Perfect tells the story of a young boy who is thrown into the murky, difficult realities of the adult world with far reaching consequences Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that looks like any other his school uniform draped over his wooden desk chair, his sister arguiA spellbinding novel that will resonate with readers of Mark Haddon, Louise Erdrich, and John Irving, Perfect tells the story of a young boy who is thrown into the murky, difficult realities of the adult world with far reaching consequences Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that looks like any other his school uniform draped over his wooden desk chair, his sister arguing over the breakfast cereal, the click of his mother s heels as she crosses the kitchen But when the three of them leave home, driving into a dense summer fog, the morning takes an unmistakable turn In one terrible moment, something happens, something completely unexpected and at odds with life as Byron understands it While his mother seems not to have noticed, eleven year old Byron understands that from now on nothing can be the same What happened and who is to blame Over the days and weeks that follow, Byron s perfect world is shattered Unable to trust his parents, he confides in his best friend, James, and together they concoct a plan As she did in her debut, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce has imagined bewitching characters who find their ordinary lives unexpectedly thrown into chaos, who learn that there are times when children must become parents to their parents, and who discover that in confronting the hard truths about their pasts, they will forge unexpected relationships that have profound and surprising impacts Brimming with love, forgiveness, and redemption, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce s reputation as one of fiction s brightest talents Praise for Rachel Joyce Perfect Perfect is a poignant and powerful book, rich with empathy and charged with beautiful, atmospheric writing Tana French, author of In the Woods and Broken Harbor Rachel Joyce, showing the same talent for adroit plot development seen in the bestselling The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, brings both narrative strands together in a shocking, redemptive denouement Publishers Weekly Perfect s unputdownable factor lies in its exploration of so many multilayered emotions There is the unbreakable bond between mother and son, the fear of not belonging and how love can offer redemption London Evening Standard The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce has a lovely sense of the possibilities of redemption She s cleared space where miracles are still possible Ron Charles, The Washington Post Joyce s beguiling debut is a modest seeming story of ordinary English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds People four stars A gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation O The Oprah Magazine A gentle adventure with an emotional wallop It s a smart, feel good story I can t think of a better recommendation for summer reading And take your time, just as Harold does Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today From the Hardcover edition.
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Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman s Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2 In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play She moved to writing after a twenty year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl, winning a Time Out Best Actress award and the Sony Silver.