Learning to Die by Thomas Maloney


Is thirty already too late to reconsider? Natalie, usually so conscientious, can't remember why her life is following Plan B. Dan carries in his mind a vision of the universe, but sings like a donkey. But their marriage has some precious ember at its core, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, Mike is relieved to discover that it doesn't matter if there's a void where the weightiest substance of your character should be. Fearless mountaineer Brenda sees arcs of blood in a crowded room. And James, pacing and fidgeting in a cage of his own design, doesn't know how to unfollow his dreams.

This vivaciously intelligent novel follows five characters as they fall under a mortal shadow that none is expecting so soon, but that might just help them learn how to live, just in time.


Thomas Maloney was born in Kent in 1979, grew up in London, and studied Physics at Oxford. He is a competent but unexceptional mountaineer, an astigmatic birdwatcher, and a lapsed amateur astronomer. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife, daughter, and kayak.


ISBN: 9781925322170
ISBN-10: 1925322173
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Available: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU