Discover this heartrending story of orphans, outcasts and the grip of
the past from award-winning novelist Caryl Phillips - inspired by
Wuthering Heights. It is the 1960s. Isolated from her parents after
falling in love with a foreigner, Monica Johnson raises her sons in the
shadow of the wild Yorkshire moors.
But when her younger son Tommy, a loner who is bullied at school, disappears, the family bond is demolished - with devastating consequences. Deftly intertwined with this modern narrative is the story of the ragged childhood of Emily Bronte's Heathcliff, one of literature's most enigmatic lost boys. Recovering the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, The Lost Child is an exquisite novel about exile, freedom and what it is to belong.
The Lost Child - Caryl Phillips
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