From the author of Waterstones Book Club choice THE LIST OF MY DESIRES, a heart-breaking, heart-warming story about a man who loses everything, then goes out to get it back.
There is nothing like the love of a parent for a child. But what happens when that love falters?
Deprived of his parents' love as a child, Antoine is determined to give his son and daughter the perfect childhood he never had. He is a dreamer, an optimist, a man who fell in love at first sight and who believes that he has found the secret to living a happy life.
But when tragedy strikes he becomes someone even he does not recognise. Taken to his lowest point, he performs an act of desperation. But can he find a way back? And what does happiness actually mean?
Provocative, unpredictable, heartbreaking and heartwarming, We Only Saw Happiness is a story about families, the choices we make, and the people we become.
A gorgeous little novel that has sold more than half a million copies in its native France. It is as beautifully written as it is heart-breaking - STYLIST on THE LIST OF MY DESIRES
Thought-provoking - GOOD HOUSKEEPING on THE LIST OF MY DESIRES
A sweet and poignant novella and its existential themes are redolent of that other French classic, THE LITTLE PRINCE. Beautifully written, readers will devour it in one sitting - IRISH EXAMINER on THE LIST OF MY DESIRES
A runaway bestseller that looks set to follow the success of The Elegance of the Hedgehog. But that's not surprising . . . [Delacourt] describes the dilemmas of the heart and the vagaries of fate with tenderness and empathy - Elle on THE LIST OF MY DESIRES