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Four New Words for Love
Four New Words for Love

Four New Words for Love

FICTION

232 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: June 2014

ISBN 9781908754257

Rights: US & CA

Freight Books (Jun 2014)

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Overview

A charming, deeply moving portrait of an unlikely friendship between a well-to-do widower and a young homeless woman that helps both overcome their tainted pasts and rediscover happinessChristopher is a decent, elderly, suburban Londoner learning to live again after his release from a loveless marriage following the death of his wife. By chance he meets Gina, a young homeless woman from Glasgow, on Waterloo Bridge. With newfound spontaneity, he offers her a room for the night, and there begins an unlikely platonic friendship between two people from opposite ends of the country, both geographically and socially. Gina has left behind a life devoid of opportunity and a dark tragedy, and slowly, under Christopher's protection, she re-finds her confidence. But a casual remark shatters their fragile domestic idyll, forcing Christopher to leave London and travel to Glasgow's mean streets to find and be reconciled with his new friend. This is a beautifully crafted portrait of two damaged lives from different ends of the social spectrum who are both seeking release from the mistakes and thwarted potential of the past. Michael Cannon demonstrates a masterful restraint and boundless empathy in his development of two unforgettable characters attempting to change their lives.

Author Biography

Michael Cannon is the author of The Borough, A Conspiracy of Hope, and Lachlan's War.