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The Displacements

Bruce Holsinger

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A compulsively gripping novel about a privileged community who become displaced by a devastating hurricane which threatens to not only shatter their homes, but everything they've ever worked for.

'A gripping, full-throttle page-turner... puts the reader right in the eye of the emotional storm' Miranda Cowley Heller, author of THE PAPER PALACE

An adrenaline-fuelled story of lives upended and privilege lost in a swiftly changing world.

Daphne Larsen-Hall has every reason to believe that her life as an artist in a luxury Miami house with her surgeon husband, Brantley, and their family, will carry on forever.

But Luna - the world's first Category 6 hurricane - changes everything. With Brantley missing in the aftermath of the massive storm, Daphne and their children find themselves in a vast shelter for the displaced a thousand miles from home, their finances abruptly cut off.

As days turn into weeks, the family confronts losses and circumstances they never imagined, and a world that has changed beneath their feet. When tensions in the shelter reach a breaking point, Daphne's resilience is put to the ultimate test as she realises 'normal' will never return - and faces the shocking truths that threaten to tear her family apart once more.

Praise for Bruce Holsinger's The Gifted School:

'More than a touch of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies' Observer

'An incisive inspective of privilege, race and class' New York Times

'Snapping with tension, this is a book for our times' Shari Lapena

'Exposes how easily a mix of good intentions, self-delusions and minor sins can escalate' The New Yorker

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Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger is a novelist based in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he teaches at the University of Virginia. He is the receipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Displacements is his fourth novel.

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