Author(s): Lloyd Jones
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A multi-layered story of the search for a lost child from the internationally bestselling author of Mister Pip
Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2011.
Compelling ... vivid ... intense ... one of the most significant novelists writing today -- Sunday Times Humane and moving, it's a worthy successor to Jones's last novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mister Pip -- Daily Mail Artfully constructed and delicately nuanced ... Hand Me Down World has an eerie compulsion -- D J Taylor, Financial Times Everyone will want to read Hand Me Down World and few will be able to stop thinking about it after they do -- Irish Independent The novel's readability belies its great depth ... Jones's novel is haunting to the very final line -- Sunday Telegraph This is, to make a bold claim, an extraordinary novel ... Jones is a daring writer who can be relied on to ignore expectation, and is becoming one of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists working today -- Joanna Briscoe, Guardian 'A haunting tale of a mother's search for her only child' -- The Times 'Gripping ... Jones subtly dramatises this crucial ethical dilemma with strong characters. Vulnerable and abused, the woman holds the reader's sympathy yet repays almost every kindness with theft and betrayal. Jones artfully builds these contradictory impulses into richly textured layers to create a compelling narrative and an absorbing disquisition on relative morality and justice' -- FT
Lloyd Jones is the author of several novels and short story collections which include Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize best book award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.