|Publication Date: 16 May 2019|
|Publisher: Marylebone House|
|Page Count: 240|
|ISBN-13: 9781910674543, 9781910674550|
The Restless Wave
Immensely empathetic, The Restless Wave contrasts the perspectives of Edward, born in Colonial India and later to serve as a military chaplain in the D Day Landings; Hope, a misfit who relinquishes Swinging London for the hippy trail, and Nell, a talented teacher in a deprived area of Oxford.
Sarah Meyrick presents surprise after surprise as she explores the complexities of family dynamics. This engrossing novel, in which each generation tries to make sense of the world and the events of their time, reveals how greatly, if unconsciously, we all interact with and influence one another.
Praise for the author’s Knowing Anna
‘Beautifully written, emotionally resonant and truthful, this is an inspiring novel about the many faces of love and the struggle to come to terms with grief.’
‘Sarah Meyrick’s latter-day pilgrims are as congenial companions for the reader as for one another. A highly accomplished debut filled with wisdom and grace.’
Excellent . . . A more complex novel [than Knowing Anna], winding three lives and different time frames together most ingeniously, illuminating several periods of the 20th century and several very significant issues. I loved it.
[On KNOWING ANNA] Beautifully written, emotionally resonant and truthful, this is an inspiring novel about the many faces of love and the struggle to come to terms with grief.
Sarah Meyrick's latter-day pilgrims are as congenial companions for the reader as for one another. A highly accomplished debut filled with wisdom and grace.
Knowing Anna is an easy read . . . but it is not lightweight. Some of the portrayals of grief and how we experience it are profound and memorable. At times I laughed, at times I wept; whenever I had to put the book down, I looked forward to picking it up again . . . There is a rhythm to [Knowing Anna], as to pilgrimage itself, which is both compelling and healing.
[An] ambitious first novel . . . Meyrick writes with clarity and lack of fuss, avoiding the clichés of grief; she is also not sentimental about the balm of belief.
Clever, honest, perceptive