Read the book The Times has called "the must-read of the summer". Gavanndra Hodge’s life-affirming memoir, The Consequences of Love, will break your heart and put it back together again. In partnership with Michael Joseph, we're giving one gransnetter the chance to win a copy of the book plus a £100 Liberty London voucher. 10 runners-up will also win a hardback copy of The Consequences of Love.
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.
Praise for 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
"Looks at the power of love and loss in shaping one's life. Moving and beautifully written" - Grazia
"By turns painful and joyful, this beautiful book has plenty of poignant lessons to teach us about grief and love" - Cosmopolitan
"There are scenes that will reduce you to tears, but there's also humour, forgiveness and uplifting optimism [...] by the end of this dazzling debut you just want to give her a huge cheer for coming through" - Evening Standard
The Consequences of Love is published by Michael Joseph and is available online HERE.
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