Another Life

Jodie Chapman

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Penguin Books Ltd
1 April 2021
ISBN: 9780241456910
Hardback

From the publisher

THE STUNNING AND DEVASTATING BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS PICK ABOUT LOVE, HOPE, SACRIFICE AND THE TIES THAT FOREVER BIND US

'Absolutely loved it. I thought about it as I went to bed, as I was washing up' GIOVANNA FLETCHER
'An astounding debut about sibling grief, religion and sliding doors love'
PANDORA SYKES
'This beautiful tale of love, loss and sacrifice will break your heart . . . Perfectly captures the agony of falling in love' DAILY MAIL
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She could be the girl dancing on tables one night, and the next she'd be hiding in the shadows.

Just when I thought I understood her, she would melt away and become a completely new person, and I'd have to start all over again.

That's how it was with Anna.
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Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful, and from a very different world to Nick.

She's grown up preparing for the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all off-limits.

So when Nick comes into her life, Anna falls passionately in love. Their shared world burns with poetry and music, cigarettes and conversation - hints of the people they hope to become.

But Anna, on the cusp of adulthood, is afraid to give up everything she's ever believed in, and everyone she's ever loved. She walks away, and Nick doesn't stop her.

Years later, a tragedy draws Anna back into Nick's life.

But rekindling their relationship leaves Anna and Nick facing a terrible choice between a love that's endured decades, and the promises they've made to others along the way.

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'A modern day Atonement meets David Nicholls. Beautifully written - I couldn't put it down' EMMA GANNON

'Prepare for all the feels in this heart-breaking must-read' FABULOUS MAGAZINE

'I loved it. Beautifully written, it made me think about love and breaking out into a world that is completely different' ZOE LYONS

'Like if One Day had been written by Sally Rooney' 5***** READER REVIEW

'An intricate story of love . . . A beautiful piece of writing' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'I was devastated to finish this book. It broke my heart, and if you're a fan of Sally Rooney, Another Life is something you'll want. The characters are real, the themes of grief, family and loss are so raw. Chapman is a master' DAILY RECORD

'Fans of David Nicholls will adore this complex love story'
PRIMA

'The Romeo and Juliet of our generation'
GILLIAN MCALLISTER

'This book broke me in the best way. A heart wrenching portrait . . . It feels a bit like if One Day had been written by Sally Rooney'
5***** READER REVIEW

'This beautiful tale of love, loss and sacrifice will break your heart . . . Perfectly captures the agony of falling in love'
DAILY MAIL

'Stunning. Written with such poignancy, full of nostalgia, unspoken longing and the agony of wrong turns'
BETH MORREY

'A complex, beautiful, multilayered debut exploring love in all its forms' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

'I have a feeling that this will be one of my favourite books of 2021! I could not put it down, it's so, so good' 5***** READER REVIEW