Lisa Harding Bright Burning Things


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An Observer, Grazia, Irish Times and Independent highlight for 2021.

Being Tommy's mother is too much for Sonya. Too much love, too much fear, too much longing for the cool wine she gulps from the bottle each night. Because Sonya is burning the fish fingers, and driving too fast, and swimming too far from the shore, and Tommy's life is in her hands.

Once there was the thrill of a London stage, a glowing acting career, fast cars, handsome men. But now there are blackouts and bare cupboards, and her estranged father showing up uninvited. There is Mrs O'Malley spying from across the road. There is the risk of losing Tommy - forever.

About the Author

Lisa Harding is a writer, actress, playwright and the author of one previous novel, Harvesting. She lives in Dublin.

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'The stakes in Harding's Bright Burning Things are stark and terrifying . . . Harding [makes] a well-worn narrative shine with a heroine whose dogged triumphs accumulate over the course of this fast-paced and intensely lucid novel'
- New York Times

'A heady mixture of heartbreak ("I swallow, I soothe, I sleep") and hope, that the cycle will break: "tomorrow - there's always tomorrow"'
- Times Literary Supplement

'[A] moving story of a mother battling addiction . . . Bright Burning Things joins Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Shuggie Bain as a portrait of female wreckage. Harding's fine and affecting novel can hold its own respectably in the company'
- The Times

'A tour de force of anguish made bearable by glimmers of redemption'
- Kirkus


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