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'Yet I couldn't quite discard the idea that somewhere in the story there might have been a sentence, just one sentence, of such transcendent brilliance it could have blown the world away. And that idea burned in me, on and on.'
With fierce imagination, a woman revisits the moments that shaped her life, and what follows is a mesmerising, adventurous, and at times devastating story of art, love, fantasy and experience.
Checkout 19 is a novel of immense power. It shows how we struggle to define the events in our lives, even as they go on defining us. The complexities of personal freedom surge and spark within its pages, and reinvent what the novel can do.
Checkout 19 beautifully explores the makings of a young woman writer.
Checkout 19 beautifully explores the makings of a young woman writer and will appeal to Sally Rooney fans