Pages: 288
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld


Ros Barber

The new novel from the award-winning author of The Marlowe Papers

9781780749211 (7 Apr 2016)
RRP £8.99 / US$15.99

The Book

April is angry.Only nineteen, she is an elective mute, accused of a religiously motivated atrocity. Dr Finlay Logan is broken. A borderline-suicidal psychologist still reeling from his daughter's death, he must assess April's sanity in a world where - ten years after the death of Richard Dawkins - moves have been made to classify religious belief as a form of mental illness. Both April and Finlay struggle to understand what has happened to them, sharing secrets, silence and an inability to deal with the world around them.

Gently unpicking the lives of these two broken characters, Barber offers a psychologically acute and deeply moving exploration of grief. An extraordinary novel from one of the brightest rising stars in fiction.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Dr Ros Barber is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Marlowe Papers. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, lecturer in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, and Director of Research at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust. She lives in Brighton.


'Thoughtful, intelligent'

- Literary Review

'Barber's sensational premise delivers an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss and different kinds of faith.'

- Kirkus