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The End of Loneliness

Benedict Wells

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The international bestseller: A heartfelt, enriching novel about fate, loss and love.

Marty, Liz and Jules' idyllic childhood with their loving parents in Munich is shattered by the death of their parents in a car crash, and their charmed life is exchanged for a bleak state boarding school.

As the three deal with the death of their parents in very different ways, they become estranged from one another; Marty focusing on his career; Liz turning to different forms of escapision; and Jules turning from a vivacious child to a quiet, withdrawn teenager. Whilst at boarding school he meets the mysterious and charming Alva - but he will only realise years later what she means to him; and what she has never told him. Just as it seems that they can make amends for the time wasted, the past catches up with them...

Told episodically through the fractured lives of the siblings, THE END OF LONELINESS is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss, loneliness, family and love.

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Benedict Wells

Benedict Wells was born in 1984 in Munich. At the age of six, he started his journey through three Bavarian boarding schools. Upon graduating school in 2003, he moved to Berlin, where he decided against an academic education and instead started to dedicate his time to writing. In 2016 he won the European Union Prize for Literature for his third novel, The End of Loneliness, which has been in the German bestseller list for over a year. After years of living in Barcelona, Wells has recently returned to Berlin.