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We Only Saw Happiness: From the author of The List of My Desires

Gregoire Delacourt

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation

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.

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Praise for We Only Saw Happiness: From the author of The List of My Desires

  • 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

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Gregoire Delacourt

Gregoire Delacourt is the bestselling author of eight novels and has won several literary awards. His novel THE LIST OF MY DESIRES was a runaway number-one international bestseller.
Gregoire lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.

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