Waiting on Wednesday – Perfect: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

Posted July 10, 2013 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 5 Comments

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s post is ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ which is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re super excited about.
Perfect: A Novel
   
Perfect: A Novel
by Rachel Joyce
Expected publication: January 7th 2014 by Random House

From the author of the international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, comes another exquisite and emotionally resonant novel about the search for the truth and unconditional love.

On a foggy spring morning in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming and his mother are driving to school in the English countryside. On the way, in a life-changing two seconds, an accident occurs. Or does it? Byron is sure it happened, but his mother, sitting right next to him in the car, has no reaction to it. Over the course of the days and weeks that follow, Byron embarks on a journey to discover what really happened-or didn’t-that fateful morning when everything changed. It is a journey that will take him-a loveable and cloistered twelve-year-old boy with a loveable and cloistered twelve-year-old boy’s perspective on life-into the murkier, more difficult realities of the adult world, where adults lie, fathers and mothers fight without words, and even unwilling boys must become men. By the end, Byron will finally reconcile the dueling realities of that summer, a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit and the power of compassion.
This sounds so intriguing and the comparison to Atonement has me super eager. I haven’t yet read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry but I’ve heard it’s fabulous.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – Perfect: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

  1. If this is being compared to Atonement it's going straight into my TBR pile. I love that book! Great WoW pick 🙂
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