Can you ever rediscover the forgotten memories of someone you lost? Pre-order the highly anticipated, remarkable and fearless, The Consequences of Love. _________'A wonderful and transformative memoir about the impact of loss and the power of love; and one that illustrates how it is never too late to tackle suppressed grief' - Julia Samuel, author of the Sunday Times bestseller This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings'Gavanndra writes beautifully, her words are unsentimental but very lyrical [...] I loved this book and my tears fell into the bath as I read it' Clover Stroud, author of the Sunday Times bestselling memoir My Wild and Sleepless NightsI read this in one sitting, tears splashing onto its pages. A beautiful book about grief, losing a sibling, trauma, drugs, parenting & memory in the most exquisite way.
Please everyone read it' Emma Gannon, podcaster, author of Olive and founder of The Hyphen Book Club_________Seven-year-old Gavanndra Hodge's life is a precarious place. Her father is a hairdresser and drug dealer to Chelsea's most decadent inhabitants; her mother an alcoholic ex-model. So, it is up to Gavanndra to keep her little sister Candy safe.
But when Candy dies suddenly on holiday aged nine, Gavanndra's family, already so fragile and damaged, implodes. Now a mother herself, and with only memories of Candy's awful final moments, Gavanndra embarks on a journey to write her way back to the little girl whose death tore her family apart. The Consequences of Love is a story of loss and recovery, trauma and memory.
It is a joyous and compelling account of the strength of the love between sisters and how nothing is ever truly lost if we are brave enough to return to where we began.