Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Join us at Mainstreet to hear Rachel Joyce, who shot to fame with her novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, talk about her new novel, Perfect.
“A near-flawless novel of emotional truth. Joyce executes this story with precision and flair… It is her clever did-I-read-that-right twist at the end that really got to me and had me scrabbling back through the chapters, open-mouthed.” Evening Standard
Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin ‘Operation Perfect’, a hapless mission to rescue Byron’s mother from impending crisis.
Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local café, a solitary figure struggling with OC D. His job is a relief from the rituals that govern his nights.
Little would seem to connect them except that two seconds can change everything. And if your world can be shattered in an instant, can time also put it right?