PIECES OF ME by Natalie Hart
Emma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other.
Under the secret shadow of trauma, Emma decides to leave Iraq and joins Adam to settle in Colorado. But isolation and fear find her, once again, when Adam is re-deployed.
Torn between a deep fear for Adam’s safety and a desire to be back there herself, Emma copes by throwing herself into a new role mentoring an Iraqi refugee family. But when Adam comes home, he brings the conflict back with him.
Emma had considered the possibility that her husband might not come home from war. She had not considered that he might return a stranger.
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award
Prima Magazine Best Books of the Year
The Reading Agency Top Debuts of 2018
'An astounding debut' Nina Pottell, Prima Magazine
'A brilliantly observed and nuanced look at the war in Iraq and how conflict impacts on the lives of everyone involved' Laura Kaye, author of English Animals
'I devoured this book... Hart tells this devastating story beautifully' Laura Pearson
'Churns with love and rage and hope and terror, as only the best war books can' Matt Gallagher
ISBN (Paperback): 9781787198036
ISBN (Ebook): 9781787198029
Published: 4th October 2018
Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 288 pages
Format: 198x129mm Paperback original
Rights Held: World English
Natalie Hart is a writer and qualitative researcher, specialising in conflict and post-conflict environments. She has worked extensively across the Middle East and North Africa, including a year in Baghdad where Pieces of Me is set. Natalie has a BA in Combined Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic and Spanish) from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.