Late in the Day

Tangled lives shake loose in the marriage novel to top them all.

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Review of ‘Late in the Day’

BookPage Top Pick in Fiction, January 2019

The 30-year bond between two couples is irrevocably broken when one of the friends abruptly dies in Tessa Hadley’s Late in the Day. This well-drawn and absorbing character study bears all the hallmarks of Hadley’s best work: It’s perceptive, intelligent and written with astonishing emotional depth.

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