All the Water in the World
Maddy is sixteen. Deeply curious, wry and vivacious, she’s poised at the outset of adulthood. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she’s unusually close, a father she’s never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy also has cancer. Hungry for experience despite living in the shadow of illness, Maddy seeks out her first romantic relationship, ponders philosophical questions, finds solace in music and art, and tracks down her father, Antonio. She continually tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother, while Eve has to come to terms with the daughter she loves and only partly knows, in a world she can’t control.
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‘VERY MOVING, A WARM AND COMPASSIONATE NOVEL’ Diana Evans
‘TENDER, HEARTFELT AND HEART-BREAKING’ Francis Spufford
Optioned for film by Monumental Pictures/Lionsgate. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2020
Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she’s unusually close, a father she’s never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy is also dying.
Told alternately by Maddy and her mother, Eve, All the Water in the World is a heart-breaking story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst, and a poignant testimony to the transformative power of love.
‘DEEPLY REWARDING AND WHOLLY UNFORGETTABLE’ Bret Anthony Johnston
‘CAPTIVATING AND WARM AND REAL’ Janet Ellis ‘ASTONISHINGLY MOVING’ Joanna Hershon
‘A TENDER BRUISE OF A NOVEL’ Mary Paulson-Ellis
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