Sarah Pinborough's British Fantasy Award winning novella - finally released in paperback. A beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking story, told with exquisite truth.
Tonight is a special terrible night.
A woman sits at her father's bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters - all broken, their bonds fragile - have been there for the past week, but now she is alone.
And that's when it always comes.
The clock ticks, the darkness beckons.
If it comes at all.
A beautiful story, honestly told - Neil Gaiman
The Language of Dying will take your breath away, and send shivers up your spine, as it did mine at times. But only after it's broken your heart - Tor.com
This is writing in another league: honest, courageous, startling and absolutely lucid - Graham Joyce
Captures the haunting and mundane vigil as a loved one nears death as well as the complexities of how families deal with this tension. Moments of strange fantasy make this meditation on loss both unexpected and meaningful - Kirkus
A beautiful novel short, sharp and told with painful honesty, which I would say is the product of a writer at the very top of her game - The Independent
The contrast of beauty and despair is one that makes this book powerful and unforgettable - Fantasy-Faction
This is scary, and terrifying, miserable and horrifying, and yet it sucks you in from the very first page through to the last, and will stick in your mind for a long time after you've closed the book - British Fantasy Society
A wonderful novella, The Language of Dying is a breathtakingly honest portrayal of real people going through tough times - The Big Issue
Sarah Pinborough is the Number One bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes, as well as two dozen adult and YA novels. Her gothic thrillers Mayhem and Murder, and the critically acclaimed novella The Language of Dying, are published by Jo Fletcher Books. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and has several original television projects in development.
You can follow her on Twitter @sarahpinborough