Author(s): A. L. Kennedy
Almost forty and with nothing to show for it, Hannah Luckraft is starting to realise that her lifestyle is not sustainable. Her soul is unwell, her family is wounded, her friends are odd, her body is unreliable and her drinking is out of control. Robert, a dissolute dentist, appears to offer a love she can understand, but he may only be one more symptom of her problem. From Scotland to Dublin, from London to Montreal, to Budapest and onwards, Hannah travels in search of the ultimate altered state - her paradise.
The breakout novel by one of Scotland's best novelists - brave, inventive and brilliant. A.L. Kennedy on top form
"A brave and uncompromising book that lingers in the mind, Paradise is A.L. Kennedy on top form" Independent "This is a narrative that will not let the reader go - One of the most linguistically inventive and captivating British writers of the age" Observer "The book sings its encapsulated pain with the effervescent energy of laughter" The Times "Beautifully written...Her sharpest vision yet" Guardian "One of Britain's most iconoclastic and fiercely independent talents, a writer who repeatedly tests our expectations... Compelling, even consuming" Daily Telegraph
A. L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards - including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.