What Alice Forgot

Publisher details

What Alice Forgot
Author
Liane Moriarty
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 May, 2009

Synopsis

"She was floating, arms outspread, water lapping her body, breathing in a summery fragrance of salt and coconut. She had to squint through spangles of light to see her feet. Her toenails were each painted a different colour. Red. Gold. Purple. Funny."When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong - she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby, she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life.Alice's sister Elisabeth, who seems uncharacteristically cold, drives her home from the hospital. And home is totally unrecognisable, as is the rest of her life. Who is this Gina that everyone is carefully trying not to mention? Why does her mother look like she's wearing fancy dress? And what's all this talk about a giant lemon meringue pie?In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her.#92 in Australia's Top 100 2016 ‘A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer, whose light touch doesn’t stop her exploring darker themes, such as infertility and the sad erosion of a once radiant love.’ AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY Book of the Month ‘What [Moriarty] writes are acute social comedies of the feminine, where the domestic is more political than cosy…Technically this premise is a challenge, which Moriarty makes appear effortless…bravura depiction. Great stuff’ THE AGE
Liane Moriarty
About the author

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of six adult novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love StoryThe Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies. The Husband's Secret reached no. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list, was a UK no. 1 bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013, sold well over a million copies worldwide, been optioned for a film and will be translated into over 35 languages. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.

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