Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Long-listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

The extraordinary first novel from the author of the prize-winning An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It.

It seemed, at times, an act of profound selfishness to have a child so that I might become a parent; but selfish, too, to have a child and stay the same, or not to have one - unless the only honest choice would have been to try to become this kinder version of myself without the need to bring another into it....

In Sight a woman recounts her progress to motherhood while remembering the death of her own mother and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother. Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Rontgen's discovery of the X-ray and his production of an image of his wife's hand; Sigmund Freud's development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; John Hunter's attempts to set surgery on a scientific footing and his work, as a collaborator with his brother William and the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, on the anatomy of pregnant bodies. What emerges is the realisation that while the search for understanding might not lead us to an absolute truth, it is an end in itself.

Wonderfully intelligent, brilliantly written, and deeply moving, Sight is a novel about how we see others and how we might know ourselves.



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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sight: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
ISBN: 0-525-57460-3 / 978-0-525-57460-6 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sight: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
ISBN: 1-4736-5237-5 / 978-1-4736-5237-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Title: Sight: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
ISBN: 1-4736-5239-1 / 978-1-4736-5239-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Sight: A Novel
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sight: A Novel
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sight
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
Publisher: John Murray
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sight
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
Publisher: John Murray
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sight
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
Publisher: John Murray
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sight: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
Publisher: Hogarth
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February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sight: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Jessie Greengrass
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU