In the Place of Fallen Leaves by Tim Pears
‘Atmospheric’ is the best word I can think of to describe the world laid out in this book. That and ‘fabulous’. It’s one of those stories that seems to have no real plot to it but kind of meanders until you realise that you’ve gone somewhere without being quite aware of the journey. It’s set in the hot late summer of 1984 in a Devon village with eleven year old Alison leading us around her family and friends. The story is coming-of-ageish I suppose, but it’s delightful. Definitely an author to read more of. Exceptionally well written too.
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