What Alice Forgot
From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little LiesSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA"Funny and knowing... [about] what we choose to remember, and fight to forget." O magazine"The affecting tale of Alice's chance for a ten-year do-over." The New York TimesWhen Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong - she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby, she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life.Alice's sister Elisabeth, who seems uncharacteristically cold, drives her home from the hospital. And home is totally unrecognisable, as is the rest of her life. Who is this Gina that everyone is carefully trying not to mention? Why does her mother look like she's wearing fancy dress? And what's all this talk about a giant lemon meringue pie?In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her."What [Moriarty] writes are acute social comedies of the feminine, where the domestic is more political than cosy...Technically this premise is a challenge, which Moriarty makes appear effortless...bravura depiction. Great stuff" The Age
'A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer, whose light touch doesn't stop her exploring darker themes, such as infertility and the sad erosion of a once radiant love' - Australian Women's Weekly Book of the Month 'What [Moriarty] writes are acute social comedies of the feminine, where the domestic is more political than cosy... Technically this premise is a challenge, which Moriarty makes appear effortless... bravura depiction. Great stuff' - The Age
Liane Moriarty is the author of the four novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot and The Hypnotist's Love Story. The Husband's Secret, Liane's fifth novel, reached no. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list, was a UK no. 1 bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013, sold over two million copies worldwide and will be translated into over 35 languages. Big Little Lies, Liane's sixth novel, went straight to no. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list and was the no. 1 Australian fiction title for many weeks. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.