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How To Love Your Daughter

Release date: 18 December 2023
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A mesmerising, disquieting tale of family estrangement . Unforgettable' OBSERVER'A striking and m... Read More

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A mesmerising, disquieting tale of family estrangement . UnforgettableOBSERVER

'A striking and memorable novel' MEG WOLITZER

'A stone-cold masterwork of psychological tension. Its final pages had me holding my breath' NEW YORK TIMES

'Hila Blum is my new favourite writer' LOUISE KENNEDY

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What damage do we do in the blindness of love?

Thousands of miles from her home, a woman stands on a dark street, peeking through well-lit windows at two little girls. They are the daughters of her only daughter, the grandchildren she's never met.

At the centre of this mesmerising story is the woman's quest to understand how a relationship that began in bliss - a mother besotted with her only child - arrived at a point of such unfathomable distance. Weaving back and forth in time, she unravels memories and long-buried feelings, retracing the infinite acts of parental care, each so mundane and apparently benign, that together may have undermined what she most treasured.

With exquisite psychological precision, Blum traces the seemingly insignificant missteps and deceptions of family life, where it's possible to cross the line between protectiveness and possession without even seeing it - and it's uncertain whether, or how, we can find our way back.

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'When I read this book, I felt ... that a new and wonderful occurrence has transpired in Israeli literature' Neri Livne, Haaretz

 

Product Details

Title: How To Love Your Daughter
Author: Hila Blum
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
SKU: BK0483994
EAN: 9781526662453
Number Of Pages: 272
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 18 December 2023

About Author

A native of Jerusalem, Hila Blum has also lived in Hawaii, Paris and New York. Originally a journalist, for the past fourteen years she has worked as an editor at Kinneret Zmora-Bitan, one of Israel's leading publishing houses. Her first novel, The Visit, was shortlisted for the 2012 Sapir Prize. How to Love Your Daughter, her second novel, won the same prize in 2022.

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