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Breaking Away

140 pages3 hours


‘It’s like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off played out in the French sticks’ The Independent

Anna Gavalda explores the themes of time passing and the highs and lows of family life, with characteristic wit, warmth, and brilliant characterisation.

On the car journey to a family wedding, Garance reflects on how adult life, with its disappointments and responsibilities, has not always gone to plan for herself or her three siblings.

But just around the corner lies the chance for them to revisit their younger, carefree selves in a delightfully unplanned escapade.


‘Fantastic visual portraits’ The Independent

Gavalda’s talent for writing and her gift for dialogue make reading her work a delight’ World Literature Today

‘Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people’s hidden longings… A gifted literary stylist.’ Vogue

‘Witty … startlingly contemporary’ (4 stars) Book Diva

‘Anna Gavalda has written a story about a topic that troubles a lot of people who see people around them settling down, but aren’t really ready for that yet.’ Librarian Lavander blog

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