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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781472271549

Price: £20

ON SALE: 5th July 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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‘Tense, claustrophobic, and all too imaginable’ Diane Chamberlain, author of The Last House on the Street

‘A gripping, full-throttle page-turner’ Miranda Cowley Heller, author of The Paper Palace


An adrenaline-fuelled story of lives upended and privilege lost in a swiftly changing world.

Daphne Larsen-Hall has every reason to believe that her life as an artist in a luxury Miami house with her surgeon husband, Brantley, and their family, will carry on forever.

But Luna – the world’s first Category 6 hurricane – changes everything. With Brantley missing in the aftermath of the massive storm, Daphne and their children find themselves in a vast shelter for the displaced a thousand miles from home, their finances abruptly cut off.

As days turn into weeks, the family confronts losses and circumstances they never imagined, and a world that has changed beneath their feet. When tensions in the shelter reach a breaking point, Daphne’s resilience is put to the ultimate test as she realises ‘normal’ will never return – and faces the shocking truths that threaten to tear her family apart once more.

Praise for Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School:

‘More than a touch of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little LiesObserver

‘An incisive inspective of privilege, race and class’ New York Times

‘Snapping with tension, this is a book for our times’ Shari Lapena

‘Exposes how easily a mix of good intentions, self-delusions and minor sins can escalate’ The New Yorker

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A riveting and humbling reminder of how precarious our lives are
Mary Beth Keane, bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes
A propulsive family drama and a provocative story of human dignity, human indignity, and the deeper meanings of home
Miranda Cowley Heller, bestselling author of The Paper Palace
Urgent, powerful, unputdownable
Amitav Ghosh
Brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly believable
The Displacements is tense, claustrophobic, and all too imaginable. A reminder that disaster doesn't only happen to other people, that in a heartbeat each of us can be put to the test in a desperate search for physical and emotional survival. Holsinger's beautifully drawn characters are made even more human by their relatable vulnerability in this gripping, twisty drama
Diane Chamberlain