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Life After Truth

Ceridwen Dovey

‘A sublime gem of a novel’ Hannah Kent, author of Burial
Rites

Fifteen years after graduating from Harvard, five close friends on the cusp of middle age are still pursuing an elusive happiness and wondering
if they’ve wasted their youthful opportunities. Mariam and Rowan, who married young, are struggling with the demands of family life and starting to regret  prioritising meaning over wealth in their careers. Jules, already a famous actor when she arrived on campus, is changing in mysterious ways but won’t share what is haunting her. Eloise, now a professor who studies the psychology of happiness, is troubled by her younger wife’s radical politics. And Jomo, founder of a luxury jewellery company, has been carrying an
engagement ring around for months, unsure whether his girlfriend is the
one.

The soul searching begins in earnest at their much-anticipated college reunion weekend on the Harvard campus, when the most infamous member of their class, Frederick – senior advisor and son of the recently elected and loathed US President – turns up dead. 

Old friends often think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love – and to ourselves…

First published:
March 4, 2021

Category:
Fiction

Reviews for Life After Truth

‘A wonderful writer of thoughtful, provocative, compelling fiction’ – Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies

‘This sublime gem of a novel not only explores friendship and its capacity to withstand and adapt to the vagaries inflicted by love, parenthood, and ageing but also considers its role in determining the people we become. Clever, thoughtful and funny, I gulped it down and did not want it to end. If you have not already read Ceridwen Dovey, do so now’ – Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites

‘In Ceridwen Dovey’s articulate and penetrating novel, the college reunion becomes a place where we discover that the lies we keep from others are often the lies we tell ourselves’ – Douglas Kennedy

‘A gripping, often funny, excavation of friendship, growth and the mores of a stratum of society’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Author

Ceridwen Dovey