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Gun Love

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
**Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2018**

'Haunting ... poetic ... Full of sorrow and aching sweetness' Washington Post

Gun Love is a hypnotic story of family, community and violence. Told from the perspective of a sharp-eyed teenager, it exposes America's love affair with firearms and its painful consequences.

'My mother called anyone or anything that seemed alone, or ended up in the wrong place, a stray. There were stray people, stray dogs, stray bullets, and stray butterflies.'

Fourteen-year-old Pearl France lives in the front seat of a broken down car and her mother Margot lives in the back. Together they survive on a diet of powdered milk and bug spray, love songs and stolen cigarettes.

Life on the edge of a Florida trailer park is strange enough, but when Pastor Rex's 'Guns for God' programme brings Eli Redmond to town Pearl's world is upended. Eli pays regular visits to Margot in the back seat, forcing Pearl to find a world beyond the car. Margot is given a gift by Eli, a gun of her own, just like he's given her flowers. It sits under the driver's seat, a dark presence...

'One of those rare books that the reader might wish to be a few dozen pages longer, to spend more time in this fully realised world ' Observer

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gun Love
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-78109-064-5 / 978-1-78109-064-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gun Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-5247-6168-0 / 978-1-5247-6168-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gun Love
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-78470-676-0 / 978-1-78470-676-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gun Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-5247-6169-9 / 978-1-5247-6169-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gun Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gun Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gun Love
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gun Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA