What Alice Forgot
From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies
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"Funny and knowing... [about] what we choose to remember, and fight to forget." O magazine When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong - she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby, she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her. But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life. Alice's sister Elisabeth, who seems uncharacteristically cold, drives her home from the hospital. And home is totally unrecognisable, as is the rest of her life. Who is this Gina that everyone is carefully trying not to mention? Why does her mother look like she's wearing fancy dress? And what's all this talk about a giant lemon meringue pie? In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her.
PRAISE FOR WHAT ALICE FORGOT
"What [Moriarty] writes are acute social comedies of the feminine, where the domestic is more political than cosy... bravura depiction. Great stuff" The Age
"The affecting tale of Alice's chance for a ten-year do-over." The New York Times
"A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer" Women's Weekly
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