Half a World Away
By Mike Gayle
The stunningly heartfelt new novel from the author of The Man I Think I Know.
The incredibly moving and uplifting new novel from the author of The Man I Think I Know.
Kerry Hayes knows exactly who she is: a single mum, a cleaner and Mariah Carey's biggest fan.
Noah Martineau thinks he knows who he is: a successful barrister, with a wife, daughter and big house in Primrose Hill.
Strangers with nothing in common.
Strangers living worlds apart.
But it wasn't always this way...and Noah and Kerry are about to discover just who they really are.
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Mike Gayle was born and raised in Birmingham. After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Sociology, he moved to London to pursue a career in journalism and worked as a Features Editor and agony uncle. He has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan.
Mike became a full time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times top ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, which was hailed by the Independent as 'full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations,' and by The Times as 'a funny, frank account of a hopeless romantic'. Since then he has written thirteen novels including Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty and Wish You Were Here. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages.
You can find him online at mikegayle.co.uk and on Twitter @mikegayle.
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13 Jun 2019
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Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues. HALF A WORLD AWAY is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure - as well as being a real page-turner. — Sophie Kinsella, author of Surprise Me
Mike has a prodigious talent for writing completely relatable characters who draw you into their world and tug at your heart strings. HALF A WORLD AWAY is an absolute triumph and a joy to read. Once again Mike tackles complex and thorny issues with a confident and compassionate hand. — Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
Mike Gayle is so good at writing relatable characters going through big challenges... This is a warm-hearted book that deals with all kinds of issues - class, race, marriage - and brings a lump to the throat, too. — Sophie Kinsella for the Daily Mail
HALF A WORLD AWAY is heartbreaking and beautiful, full of poignant moments and characters you fall for from page one. I couldn't put it down. — Libby Page, author of The Lido
He has a wonderful way of lifting the reader up while tugging at our heart strings at the same time. A lovely story about what family really means... — Fionnuala Kearney
HALF A WORLD AWAY is heartbreakingly lovely. Its main characters came to feel like friends of mine, and the book is full of such warmth and love. It truly captured my heart. — Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare