Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
Champ OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD
Imagine a scenario in which you had the opportunity to carry on with your life over and over, until you at last hit the nail on the head.
Amid a snowstorm in England in 1910, a child is conceived and kicks the bucket before she can take her first breath.
Amid a snowstorm in England in 1910, a similar infant is conceived and lives to tell the story.
Imagine a scenario in which there were fresh opportunities. What’s more, third possibilities? Truth be told an interminable number of opportunities to carry on with your life? Would you in the long run have the capacity to spare the world from its own unavoidable predetermination? Also, would you even need to?
Life After Life takes after Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent occasions of the most recent century over and over. With mind and empathy, Kate Atkinson discovers warmth even in life’s bleakest minutes, and demonstrates an unprecedented capacity to bring out the past. Here she is at her most significant and creative, in a novel that praises the best and most exceedingly awful of ourselves.