Story of You by Julie Myerson

It begins with snow, the story
of you. It talks about a freezing room in a student house, a sagging mattress
on the floor, and two people, one nineteen, the other twenty, kissing
passionately, all night. It is to this scene that, twenty years later, Rosy,
the narrator of Julie Myerson’s astonishing new novel, returns obsessively.
She has just lost a child in a terrible, careless accident, and Tom, her
partner, has taken her to Paris to forget about things, to start again. It
has snowed in the night and, waking at dawn, Rosy decides to go for a walk.
At the hotel desk there’s a note for her: ‘I’m waiting for you X.’ And he is,
sitting in the corner of a cafe she enters almost at random. They talk and he
touches her. She turns away and when she looks again he is gone. Was he
there? Had she dreamed him? And why, when he emails her out of the blue two
days later, does he write as though they haven’t met for twenty years?
“The Story of You” is an account of a woman trying to get by as a mother,
a wife, while falling in love with a man from a memory. As always Julie
Myerson maps the vagaries of the human heart with extraordinary empathy and
precision, while at the same time keeping the reader in breathless suspense
and on the edge of tears.

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Weight 233 g
Dimensions 130 × 19 × 198 mm
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Vintage Books USA


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