Together We Fall Apart by Sophie Matthiesson ISBN:9780645817904

Together We Fall Apart by Sophie Matthiesson

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A stunning debut novel from a bright new voice in Australian fiction in this deeply affecting portrait of a dysfunctional family.

For the past seven years, Clare has been living in London. She works for a judge on child protection cases. Her partner, Miriam, is devoted to raising their young son, Rupert; their days are dominated by nap times, laundry, and hiding from each other.

When Clare returns to Melbourne to visit her ailing father, another family crisis looms – her brother Max’s long-term drug addiction. She turns her efforts towards helping Max into rehab, but is this at the expense of her family back in London?

Moving, heartbreaking and insightful, Together We Fall Apart is a beautifully written novel about running away and coming home.

‘Beautifully constructed, with sinuous spare prose …. I look forward to reading more of this fine author’s work.’ Chloe Hooper, author of The Tall Man, The Arsonist, Bedtime Story

‘Explores the intricate dynamics of power, desire, motherhood and belonging with nuance, complexity and empathy’ Emily Bitto, author of The Strays and Wild Abandon

About the Author: Sophie Matthiesson is a lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, and a Masters of Law from Cambridge University. She grew up in Melbourne, spent six years in London, and now lives in Central Victoria. Her short story Dead Heifers won the 2021 Boroondara Literary Awards. Together We Fall Apart is her debut novel.

02 Jul 2024

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Paperback / softback


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



Publication Date

02 Jul 2024

Together We Fall Apart by Sophie Matthiesson ISBN 9780645817904

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