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The Lonely Hearts Hotel

(2017)
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'Joyful, funny and vividly alive' Emily St John Mandel
'The Lonely Hearts Hotel sucked me right in and only got better and better . . . I began underlining truths I had hungered for' Miranda July
'Makes me think of comets and live wires . . . raises goosebumps' Helen Oyeyemi
'A fairytale laced with gunpowder' Kelly Link

The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a wicked fairytale of circus tricks and child prodigies, radical chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians and brooding clowns, set in an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss.

It is the tale of two dreamers, abandoned in an orphanage where they were fated to meet. Here, in the face of cold, hunger and unpredictable beatings, Rose and Pierrot create a world of their own, shielding the spark of their curiosity from those whose jealousy will eventually tear them apart.

When they meet again, each will have changed, having struggled through the Depression, through what they have done to fill the absence of the other. But their childhood vision remains - a dream to storm the world, a spectacle, an extravaganza that will lift them out of the gutter and onto a glittering stage.

Heather O'Neill's pyrotechnical imagination and language are like no other. In this she has crafted a dazzling circus of a novel that takes us from the underbellies of war-time Montreal and Prohibition New York, to a theatre of magic where anything is possible - where an orphan girl can rule the world, and a ruined innocence can be redeemed.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Lonely Hearts Hotel sucked me right in and only got better and better . . . I began underlining truths I had hungered for." - Miranda July

"A fairytale laced with gunpowder." - Kelly Link

"Makes me think of comets and live wires . . . raises goosebumps." - Helen Oyeyemi

"Joyful, funny and vividly alive." - Emily St. John Mandel


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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-4328-3890-3 / 978-1-4328-3890-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: the Bailey's Prize longlisted novel
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
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July 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-4434-5903-8 / 978-1-4434-5903-7 (Canada edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: the Bailey's Prize longlisted novel
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ISBN: 1-84916-337-5 / 978-1-84916-337-8 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-7352-1374-7 / 978-0-7352-1374-6 (USA edition)
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October 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-4434-3587-2 / 978-1-4434-3587-1 (Canada edition)
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: the Bailey's Prize longlisted novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84916-336-7 / 978-1-84916-336-1 (UK edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-5247-4962-1 / 978-1-5247-4962-0 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: the Bailey's Prize longlisted novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: riverrun
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February 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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February 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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