Making Space by Sarah Tierney
‘Your house is full. Your life is empty.’
Miriam’s life consists of temp jobs, an unsuccessful love life and a flatmate who is no longer a friend. In a desperate attempt to start again she gets rid of almost everything she owns. Then she meets Erik: forty-five, a successful artist and an obsessive hoarder still haunted by the end of his marriage. Somehow, as Miriam helps Erik clear out his paper-packed home, they must work out what to keep and what to let go.
A beautifully assured debut. Tierney’s characters sing with a dark, sharp, tender realness. Combining exquisite descriptions with scalpel-sharp human insights, this is a book to languish in, and emerge from deeply moved. It marks the arrival of an elegant and thrilling new voice in literary fiction.” – Emma Jane Unsworth
Release date: 20 April 2017.