Barney Norris

The Vanishing Hours
  • The Vanishing Hours

  • 'Shot through with compassion . . . this dreamlike, winding tale is a joy.' A. L. KENNEDY
    'Moving and unconventionally wise.' Guardian
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    This was how I heard the most important story of my life, the thing that decided me, the story that determined who I was in the end.

    As snow begins to fall outside, two strangers meet by chance in a bar. She is trying to make sense of a life shaken by heartbreak and ruined dreams. He is on a desperate quest to find something he lost in his youth.

    From the blustery cliffs of Dover to the confines of a nuclear bunker; from the courtroom witness box to the West End stage, he flits from one life to another, never able to stand still.

    Extraordinary though his story is, the secret she is keeping is even more surprising, and will take them to a place neither of them - or you - expected.

    From the bestselling author of FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN comes this captivating novel about love, abandonment, and the power of stories to help us find our way in the world.

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    What readers are saying:

    ***** 'I absolutely loved this book - it's beautifully written, very emotional and full of wonderful flights of imagination.'
    ***** 'Unlike anything I've read before.'
    ***** 'A deeply moving account of fragile memory and lost love.'
    ***** 'A completely beautiful book . . . I adored it.'

Barney Norris was born in Sussex in 1987, and grew up in Salisbury. Upon leaving university he founded the theatre company Up In Arms. He won the Critics' Circle and Offwestend Awards for Most Promising Playwright for his debut full-length play Visitors. He is the Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College, Oxford.


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