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We Own the Sky

(2018)
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A triumphant story about love, loss, and finding hope - against all odds

"We looked down at the cliff jutting into the sea, a rubber boat full of kids going under the arch, and then you started running and jumping through the grass, dodging the rabbit holes, shouting at the top of your voice, so I started chasing you, trying to catch you, and we were laughing so hard as we ran and ran, kicking up rainbow showers in the leaves."

Rob Coates feels like he's won the lottery of life. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London townhouse, and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when a devastating illness befalls his family, Rob's world begins to unravel. Suddenly finding himself alone, Rob seeks solace in photographing the skyscrapers and clifftops he and his son, Jack, used to visit. And just when it seems that all hope is lost, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to find his way back to life and forgiveness.

We Own the Sky is a tender, heartrending, but ultimately life-affirming novel that will resonate deeply with anyone who has suffered loss or experienced great love. With stunning eloquence and acumen, Luke Allnutt has penned a soaring debut and a true testament to the power of love, showing how even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Both movingly tender and unflinchingly honest - We Own the Sky is story that will stay with me." - Isabel Ashdown

"Deeply affecting. A beautiful, remarkable book." - Lucy Diamond

"Heartbreaking and devastating and complicated, We Own the Sky offers something remarkable: light in the darkest dark and redemption where there ought to be none." - Laurie Frankel

"Allnutt provides a visceral, heartbreaking portrait of a father facing the loss of his 'beautiful boy.' Not the macho loss of football scarves and shared pints, but the inconceivable evaporation of memories, of smells and the warmth of physical contact with our children that can be all too fleeting." - Jem Lester

"Utterly beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting." - Rachael Lucas

"What an incredible book this is - such gut-wrenching honesty and depth of emotion. Anyone who wishes David Nicholls would write faster needs to grab this with both hands. It's a truly stunning achievement." - Jill Mansell

"We Own the Sky is a life-affirming yet heart-breaking wonder of a book about love in all its forms. Parental love, with the doubts, fears and joy that it brings and also the headrush of falling in love followed by the tough reality of trying to keep alive the magic once real life rears its head. The writing throughout is fluent and lyrical, full of humour and heart. It is one of the most raw and honest novels I've read in a long time - and yet Allnutt constantly finds the joy amidst the heartbreak - the chinks of light in the darkness." - Katie Marsh

"This book will break your heart, but repair it too. Luke Allnutt's writing is full of compassion. It made me hold my loved ones a little bit closer." - Katie May

"Beautifully rendered and profoundly moving, We Own the Sky illustrates the lengths we'll go to for those we love. Luke Allnutt is a major new talent in fiction and his debut is not to be missed." - Camille Pagán

"We Own the Sky is a heartbreak of a novel filled with love, sorrow, pain, and--ultimately--hope. The characters are drawn so tenderly, with such beautiful detail, that it's impossible not to feel the emotions that pulse through the pages. Powerful, touching, and poignant, this family's love story had me in tears." - Jill Santopolo


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: We Own the Sky (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-4328-5275-2 / 978-1-4328-5275-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2018 : Canada Hardback
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Title: We Own the Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 0-7783-1473-1 / 978-0-7783-1473-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: We Own The Sky: A heartbreaking page turner that will stay with you forever
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-4091-7226-0 / 978-1-4091-7226-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: We Own the Sky - Target February Book Club Edition
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 0-7783-0920-7 / 978-0-7783-0920-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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February 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: We Own the Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 0-7783-0770-0 / 978-0-7783-0770-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Own The Sky: A heartbreaking page turner that will stay with you forever
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-4091-7228-7 / 978-1-4091-7228-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
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April 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: We Own the Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 0-7783-1362-X / 978-0-7783-1362-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Own The Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-4091-7227-9 / 978-1-4091-7227-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We Own the Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-5385-1054-5 / 978-1-5385-1054-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We Own the Sky: Library Edition
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-5385-1053-7 / 978-1-5385-1053-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: We Own the Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
ISBN: 1-5385-1055-3 / 978-1-5385-1055-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We Own the Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We Own the Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We Own the Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Orion
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February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: We Own the Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Orion
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We Own the Sky
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We Own the Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Park Row
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Own The Sky: A heartbreaking page turner that will stay with you forever
Author(s): Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU