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From debut author Gemma Reeves comes a sharply observed tale of gently overlapping lives– perfect for readers of Anna Hope and Diana Evans
Mona and Wolfie have been married for sixty-five years and have lived on Victoria Park for most of them. But Mona’s been unwell, the cruel onset of Alzheimer’s meaning she’s slowly forgetting the community that she has known for nearly sixty years.
Bookended by the touching exploration of their love, Victoria Park follows the disparate lives of twelve people over the course of a single year. As the months unfold, ordinary days give way to extraordinary moments. A young man finds more than he bargains for when he breaks into a house. A couple navigate IVF with varying degrees of enthusiasm. A mother struggles with the morality of reading her daughter’s diary. Meanwhile, the lingering memory of an acid attack in the park touches each resident in a different way.
Told from multiple perspectives over the course of a single year, these carefully interwoven tales create a rich tapestry of a novel and a touching exploration of resilience, love and loss.