Jean harley was here / Heather Taylor Johnson.

By: Johnson, Heather Taylor [author.]
Material type: TextTextDescription: 242 pages ; 23 cmISBN: 9780702259548; 0702259543Subject(s): Traffic accidents -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Women cyclists -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: A woman opens her car door, knocking a passing cyclist into the path of an oncoming van. The cyclist is Jean Harley. But this is not Jean s story, nor is it the story of her death. It is the stories of the people she leaves behind. It is the story of her husband, her mother, her friends, her son, her former lover. And of the man who caused it all. Jean Harley is the glue that binds these and other voices in Heather Taylor Johnson s heartbreakingly honest and original novel. Jean Harley Was Here is a vivid exploration of grief, loss and what comes after.
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A woman opens her car door, knocking a passing cyclist into the path of an oncoming van. The cyclist is Jean Harley. But this is not Jean s story, nor is it the story of her death. It is the stories of the people she leaves behind. It is the story of her husband, her mother, her friends, her son, her former lover. And of the man who caused it all. Jean Harley is the glue that binds these and other voices in Heather Taylor Johnson s heartbreakingly honest and original novel. Jean Harley Was Here is a vivid exploration of grief, loss and what comes after.

Comment by Lynne
28/03/2017

The cover says this is a book to "savour" and I agree. It is delicately written and poetically it delves into the minds of each character left behind, their memories of Jean and the turns their lives take after her death. The effect of their memories of Jean changes the ways some of them live their lives and even affects the person who accidentally ran her over. I am happy to recommend this novel.

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