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Did You Ever Have A Family

(2015)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
This book of dark secrets opens with a blaze. On the morning of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's house goes up in flames, destroying her entire family - her present, her past and her future. Fleeing from the carnage, stricken and alone, June finds herself in a motel room by the ocean, hundreds of miles from her Connecticut home, held captive by memories and the mistakes she has made with her only child, Lolly, and her partner, Luke. In the turbulence of grief and gossip left in June's wake we slowly make sense of the unimaginable. The novel is a gathering of voices, and each testimony has a new revelation about what led to the catastrophe - Luke's alienated mother Lydia, the watchful motel owners, their cleaner Cissy, the teenage pothead who lives nearby - everyone touched by the tragedy finds themselves caught in the undertow, as their secret histories finally come to light. Lit by the clarity of understanding that true sadness brings, Did You Ever Have a Family is an elegant, unforgettable story that reveals humanity at its worst and best, through loss and love, fracture and forgiveness. At the book's heart is the idea of family - the ones we are born with and the ones we create - and the desire, in the face of everything, to go on living.

 
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Used availability for Bill Clegg's Did You Ever Have A Family


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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-62899-751-6 / 978-1-62899-751-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4767-9817-6 / 978-1-4767-9817-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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August 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 0-224-10235-4 / 978-0-224-10235-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-78470-105-X / 978-1-78470-105-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4767-9818-4 / 978-1-4767-9818-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-5011-2030-1 / 978-1-5011-2030-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 0-224-10236-2 / 978-0-224-10236-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4423-8528-6 / 978-1-4423-8528-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have A Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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