Midwinter Break

By Bernard MacLaverty

General Fiction, Literary Fiction


Published by Vintage - Jonathan Cape

Longlist 2018

An intense exploration of love and uncertainty when a long-married couple take a midwinter break in Amsterdam.

A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, take a holiday – to refresh the senses, to see the sights and to generally take stock of what remains of their lives. But amongst the wintry streets and icy canals we see their relationship fracturing beneath the surface. And when memories re-emerge of a troubled time in their native Ireland, things begin to fall apart. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are – and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves.

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