The Tidal Zone
by Moss, Sarah | Fiction
Published on 03/06/2021 by Granta Books
Paperback, softback | 336 pages
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE
‘She writes better than anyone I know about the way we live now… I loved this book… She is also very funny’ Margaret Drabble
On a day like any other, stay-at-home father Adam receives a call from his daughter’s school.
Miriam, his brilliant fifteen-year-old, has collapsed and stopped breathing; her heart has inexplicably stopped. The Tidal Zone shows the familiar world of a modern family turned inside out. From the complicated lives of teenagers to the complexities of marriage this is a moving, funny and instantly recognisable tale of 21st century domestic life.
It confirms Sarah Moss as a unique voice in modern fiction and a writer of luminous intelligence. A poignant, engrossing and beautifully observed exploration of family life, from the acclaimed author of Summerwater and Ghost Wall.
‘This is grown-up writing for grown-up readers, the kind of story that makes you think about your own life choices and close relationships.’ Sunday Herald
‘A novel for our times… An excellent read’ Penelope Lively, Guardian
‘A remarkable, passionate, funny and beautifully furious book’ AL Kennedy