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Happiness

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A breathtaking novel from Orange Prize short-listed and Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning author Aminatta Forna.

Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives together.

Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma and to check up on the daughter of friends, his 'niece', Ama, who hasn't called home in a while. It soon emerges that she has been swept up in an immigration crackdown - and now her young son, Tano, is missing.

When by chance Attila bumps into Jean again, she joins him in his search for Tano, mobilising into action the network she has built up, mainly from the many West African immigrants working London's myriad streets, of volunteer fox-spotters: security guards, hotel doormen, traffic wardens. All unite to help, and as the search continues, a deepening friendship between Attila and Jean unfolds.

In this delicate yet powerful novel of loves lost and new, of past griefs and of the hidden side of a multicultural metropolis, Aminatta Forna asks us to consider the values of the society we live in, our coexistence with one another and all living creatures - and the true nature of happiness.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 1-4088-9332-0 / 978-1-4088-9332-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Happiness: A Novel
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 0-8021-2755-X / 978-0-8021-2755-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 1-4088-9328-2 / 978-1-4088-9328-9 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happiness: A Novel
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 0-8021-2918-8 / 978-0-8021-2918-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna (author)
ISBN: 1-4088-9331-2 / 978-1-4088-9331-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 1-5288-1331-6 / 978-1-5288-1331-0 (UK edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Happiness
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Happiness: A Novel
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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