They’re going to love you


Carlisle Martin dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer like her mother Isabel. She only gets to see her father Robert, and his brilliant but troubled partner James, for a few precious weeks a year when she visits their enchanted apartment in Greenwich Village. James educates her in all that he holds dear in life: literature, music, and most of all, dance. As the years go by, Carlisle is desperate to be asked to stay permanently, even as AIDS brings devastation to their community. Instead, a passionate love affair creates a rift between them, with devastating consequences that reverberate for decades to come. Nineteen years later, Carlisle receives a phone call which unravels the fateful events of her life.

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‘A luminous chronicle of betrayal, sacrifice and creative ambition’ The Observer ‘Lush and enjoyable? a glossy, fast-paced family drama’ The Times ‘My idea of a perfect book’ Jami Attenberg’By the book’s close, readers will be clamouring for an extra curtain call’ Guardian Once a year, ballet-obsessed Carlisle Martin spends a few precious weeks with her father Robert and his partner James at their enchanted apartment in Greenwich Village. Time spent with them is impossibly glamorous, filled with art, dance, beauty, books, and grown-ups who take her seriously as they battle the AIDs crisis and Then, one summer, a devastating betrayal sees her exiled from their world. Now in her 40s, Carlisle has forged a successful career as a choreographer, and hasn’t seen Robert or James in nearly twenty years, when James calls to summon her to her dying father’s bedside? They’re Going to Love You, with its masterfully revealed secret at its heart, asks what it takes to be an artist, and the price of forgiveness, of ambition, and of love. ‘In this finger-trap puzzle of a plot, the pull of the past meets the pressures of the present’ New York Times

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


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