The Past, by Tessa Hadley (2015)

Tessa HadleyClick on the link below to read my review:

About the book:

  • Vintage, 2016, 361 p. Goodreads
  • First published in 2015
  • My rating: 4,5 stars
  • The book won the Hawthornden Prize (2016).

Opening lines

“Alice was the first to arrive, but she discovered as she stood at the front door that she had forgotten her key. The noise of their taxi receding, like an insect burrowing between the hills, was the only sound at first in the still afternoon, until their ears got used to other sounds; the jostling of water in the stream that ran at the bottom of the garden, a tickle of tiny movements in the hedgerows and grasses.”

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