‘A dazzling, subtle, skilful knockout – I loved it’ Charlotte Mendelson
‘One of the great writers of our time’ Tash Aw
‘Wonderfully strange and alive’ Jon McGregor
A propulsive, seductive new novel about friendship, exploitation and intimacy from the prize-winning author of Where Reasons End
Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, AgnÃ¨s, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised – the place that Fabienne helped AgnÃ¨s escape ten years ago. Now, AgnÃ¨s is free to tell her story.
As children in a backwater town, they’d built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves – until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching AgnÃ¨s on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.
A dark, ravishing tale winding from the rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school, to the quiet Pennsylvania home where AgnÃ¨s can live without her past. The Book of Goose is a story of intimacy and obsession, friendship and rivalry perfect for fans of Elena Ferrante, Ottessa Moshfegh and Kamila Shamsie.