Because of You spans 36 years in the life of Hannah Stein, a Swedish teenager who arrives in London at the tail end of the disco era for a gap year before embarking on a teaching career. The people she meets alter the course of her life irrevocably and the novel charts her changing personal and professional fortunes over the next three decades. This dark, morally complex and cross-generational story will appeal to readers who appreciate an emotive, uncompromising and fulfilling read driven by character and circumstance.
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