Author(s): John Lanchester
In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of "Fragrant Harbour", John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life in colonial Rhodesia to his mother's time as a nun - with clear-eyed compassion. First published 2007.
Family Romance, by John Lanchester, is an astonishing true story of family secrets stretching around the world and through three generations, by the bestselling author of Capital and Fragrant Harbour.
Shortlisted for PEN/Ackerley Prize 2008.
"While Lanchester's parentage and transient childhood in the 'hybrid, postcolonial-to-capitalist bubble' are far from ordinary, his insight into the nature of families, their secrets and their sacrifices strike universal chords in this lovingly told account of how one storyteller came to be." - "Publisher's Weekly" "From the Hardcover edition."
John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He was brought up in the Far East and educated in England. His three novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips and Fragrant Harbour, have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is married and lives in London.