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The Story of You

(2006)
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This book begins with snow, the story of you. It is a freezing room in a student house, a sagging mattress on the floor, and two people, one nineteen, the other twenty, kissing passionately, all night. It is to this scene that, twenty years later, Rosy, the narrator of Julie Myerson's astonishing new novel, returns obsessively. She has just lost a child in a terrible, careless accident, and Tom, her partner, has taken her to Paris to forget about things, to start again. It has snowed in the night and, waking at dawn, Rosy decides to go for a walk. At the hotel desk there's a note for her: 'I'm waiting for you X.' And he is, sitting in the corner of a cafe as she enters almost at random. They talk. He touches her. She turns away and when she looks again he is gone. Was he there? Had she dreamed him? And why, when he e-mails her out of the blue two days later, does he write as though they haven't met for twenty years? "The Story of You" is an account of a woman trying to get by as a mother, a wife, while falling in love with a man from a memory. As always Julie Myerson maps the vagaries of the human heart with extraordinary empathy and precision, while at the same time keeping the reader in breathless suspense and on the edge of tears.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-224-07801-1 / 978-0-224-07801-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-09-949709-3 / 978-0-09-949709-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
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September 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Story of You
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September 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-7531-3612-0 / 978-0-7531-3612-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-7531-2603-6 / 978-0-7531-2603-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of You
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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