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The rearranged life of Oona Lockhart

by Margarita Montimore | 27 February 2020
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! 'By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read' Guardian What if you lived every year of your life in the wrong order? Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and boyfriend, finding herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future. Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will leap into a different age at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met? As she struggles between fighting her fate and accepting it, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order - but is it broken? Surprising, magical and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore's debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us the endurance of love, the power of family and what it means to truly live in the moment. 'A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre' Kirkus 'This witty, fantastical exploration of life's inevitable changes is surprising and touching' Publishers Weekly 'A clever, clever read . . . A wonderful and exciting read about living in the moment' Woman's Way 'Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinson's Life After Life , Oona is a delightfully freewheeling romp' Booklist (starred review)
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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! 'By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read' Guardian What if you lived every year of your life in the wrong order? Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and boyfriend, finding herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future. Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will leap into a different age at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met? As she struggles between fighting her fate and accepting it, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order - but is it broken? Surprising, magical and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore's debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us the endurance of love, the power of family and what it means to truly live in the moment. 'A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre' Kirkus 'This witty, fantastical exploration of life's inevitable changes is surprising and touching' Publishers Weekly 'A clever, clever read . . . A wonderful and exciting read about living in the moment' Woman's Way 'Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinson's Life After Life , Oona is a delightfully freewheeling romp' Booklist (starred review)
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€19.60
In stock online
Delivery in 4 - 7 working
Eligible for free delivery
Quantity:
58 Reward Points

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! 'By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read' Guardian What if you lived every year of your life in the wrong order? Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and boyfriend, finding herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future. Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will leap into a different age at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met? As she struggles between fighting her fate and accepting it, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order - but is it broken? Surprising, magical and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore's debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us the endurance of love, the power of family and what it means to truly live in the moment. 'A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre' Kirkus 'This witty, fantastical exploration of life's inevitable changes is surprising and touching' Publishers Weekly 'A clever, clever read . . . A wonderful and exciting read about living in the moment' Woman's Way 'Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinson's Life After Life , Oona is a delightfully freewheeling romp' Booklist (starred review)

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Oona Lockhart is an 18 year old kid in 1982 about to celebrate turning 19 at the stroke of midnight. The clock strikes, and she instead turns… 51, and finds herself in her own future, in her own house, in a life she hasn’t lived. Yet.

Every year at midnight she jumps again, ends up somewhere in her own life, and finds a note that she has written to herself from her previous year. The notes tell her some of what to expect, but not enough to stop her from making the mistakes that need to happen.

This novel brings to life a wonderful idea that ultimately ends up saying a lot about how we live our own lives. Oona is at the centre of her amazing situation and as the story progresses, you’ll find yourself rooting for her to make sense of her life, and for everything to fall into some sort of disjointed place.

Huge fun, and a great holiday read!


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The rearranged life of Oona Lockhart

ISBN9781473227613

Format

PublisherGOLLANCZ (27 February. 2020)

No. of Pages336

Weight420

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 232 x 152 x 26