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The End of Loneliness

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
From internationally bestselling author Benedict Wells, a sweeping novel of love and loss, and of the lives we never get to live 

“[D]azzling storytelling...The End of Loneliness is both affecting and accomplished -- and eternal.”—John Irving

Jules Moreau’s childhood is shattered after the sudden death of his parents. Enrolled in boarding school where he and his siblings, Marty and Liz, are forced to live apart, the once vivacious and fearless Jules retreats inward, preferring to live within his memories – until he meets Alva, a kindred soul caught in her own grief. Fifteen years pass and the siblings remain strangers to one another, bound by tragedy and struggling to recover the family they once were. Jules, still adrift, is anchored only by his desires to be a writer and to reunite with Alva, who turned her back on their friendship on the precipice of it becoming more. But, just as it seems they can make amends for time wasted, invisible forces – whether fate or chance – intervene.

            A kaleidoscopic family saga told through the fractured lives of the three Moreau siblings, alongside a faltering, recovering love story, The End of Loneliness is a stunning meditation on the power of our memories, of what can be lost and what can never be let go. With inimitable compassion and luminous, affecting prose, Benedict Wells contends with what it means to find a way through life, while never giving up hope you will find someone to go with you.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Like John Boyne, Wally Lamb or John Irving, Benedict Wells has conjured a fictional world –at once epic and intimate, full of uncanny occurrences, inescapable fates, love lost and found and lost again— that quickly becomes more vivid to the reader than the real world that exists beyond its covers. Even a great book might not actually put an end to loneliness, but I can’t imagine a better salve for solitude than a novel like this, a book with the empathy, bravery, and vision to venture straight into the turbulent, vivid, interior landscapes of memory in order to reveal to us our own innermost selves." - Stefan Merrill Block

"The trajectory of a long life, from childhood, through the adult disappointments, through parenthood: this is what novels do best. Our fate is everything we become; yet what happens to Jules and Alva, in the hands of Benedict Wells, is dazzling storytelling... The End of Loneliness is both affecting and accomplished — and eternal." - John Irving


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April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The End of Loneliness (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Benedict Wells
ISBN: 1-4328-6360-6 / 978-1-4328-6360-9 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: The End of Loneliness
Author(s): Benedict Wells
ISBN: 1-4736-5402-5 / 978-1-4736-5402-0 (UK edition)
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The End of Loneliness
Author(s): Benedict Wells
ISBN: 1-4736-5403-3 / 978-1-4736-5403-7 (UK edition)
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller
Author(s): Benedict Wells
ISBN: 1-4736-5404-1 / 978-1-4736-5404-4 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The End of Loneliness
Author(s): Benedict Wells
ISBN: 0-14-313400-0 / 978-0-14-313400-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness: A Novel
Author(s): Benedict Wells, Charlotte Collins - translator
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness
Author(s): Benedict Wells, Charlotte Collins - translator
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness
Author(s): Benedict Wells, Charlotte Collins - translator
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness
Author(s): Benedict Wells, Charlotte Collins - translator
Publisher: Sceptre
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January 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness: A Novel
Author(s): Benedict Wells
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller
Author(s): Benedict Wells
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller
Author(s): Benedict Wells
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA