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The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart

Margarita Montimore

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

For fans of THE ROSIE PROJECT and WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE? comes a life-affirming story about a woman who lives every year of her life in the wrong order

'Heartbreakingly poignant and joyful' Guardian

WHAT IF YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE IN THE WRONG ORDER?

Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she finds herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future.

Oona learns that on every birthday she will leap into a different age at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met?

As the years pass, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order - but is it broken?


Surprising, magical and poignant, Margarita Montimore's debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us what it means to truly live for now.

'A heartfelt novel' Kirkus

'Surprising and touching' Publishers Weekly

' A wonderful and exciting read about living in the moment' Woman's Way

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Praise for The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart

  • Margarita Montimore has written a dazzling novel. This madcap opera, the story of Oona Lockhart's life told in full with scope and breadth in and out of sequence but never out of tune, is the perfect read for this moment. Modern, emotional, funny, ferocious, and spun with enough light and magic to fire up the Vegas strip, The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart lands like a meteor - Adriana Trigiani, author of Tony's Wife

  • A fascinating and beautifully crafted tale which explores identity and relationships in one woman's unpredictable and radically-changing world. Unputdownable and uplifting, what Montimore has penned is a treasure that will remind you of the importance of living life fully in the present - Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek

  • The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart is haunting?a fascinating, sometimes heart-wrenching exploration of life lived moment-to-moment - Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief

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