The world is a puzzling, sometimes frightening place for Jessica Fontaine.
As a child she only finds contentment in playing the piano and wandering alone in the empty spaces of Audlands Hall, the dilapidated country house where she grows up.
Twenty-five years later, divorced, with her son still living at home, Jessica remains preoccupied by the desire to create space around her.
Then her volatile ex-husband reappears, the first of several surprises that both transform Jessica's present and give her a startling new perspective on the past.
THE LANGUAGE OF OTHERS tells the absorbing story of a woman who spends much of her life feeling that she is out of step with the real world, until she discovers why.
Related with humour and compassion, it offers a fresh, illuminating insight into what it means to be normal.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 16/10/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340896679