The Life Impossible: A Novel (Hardcover)

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The Life Impossible: A Novel (Hardcover)


“In Haig’s sure hands, magic comes to breathtaking life.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A wry and tender love-letter to the best of being human.” —Benedict Cumberbatch

The remarkable next novel from Matt Haig, the author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library, with more than nine million copies sold worldwide

“What looks like magic is simply a part of life we don’t understand yet…”

When retired math teacher Grace Winters is left a run-down house on a Mediterranean island by a long-lost friend, curiosity gets the better of her. She arrives in Ibiza with a one-way ticket, no guidebook and no plan.

Among the rugged hills and golden beaches of the island, Grace searches for answers about her friend’s life, and how it ended. What she uncovers is stranger than she could have dreamed. But to dive into this impossible truth, Grace must first come to terms with her past.

Filled with wonder and wild adventure, this is a story of hope and the life-changing power of a new beginning.
Matt Haig is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, along with five novels, including The Midnight Library, How to Stop Time, and several award-winning children's books. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593489277
ISBN-10: 0593489276
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
“A beautiful novel full of life-affirming wonder and imagination and, at its adventurous heart, a wry and tender love-letter to the best of being human.” —Benedict Cumberbatch

“Haig’s magnificent latest. . . In [his] sure hands, magic comes to breathtaking life.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Matt Haig’s latest novel is a remarkable heroine’s journey, exploring the boundaries of forgiveness, grief, joy, and what it means to be human in a universe where we’re not alone. I adored it.” —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

“Stunning. It's not only exquisitely written but has so much magic woven through it. A beautiful book for us all to get lost in.” —Fearne Cotton, creator and host of Happy Place

“I just meant to glance at the book, but it seized me and wouldn’t let me go. Fabulous.” —Joanna Lumley

“Okay, folks, buckle up. Matt Haig, the wonder, is back.” —Lemn Sissay, poet and author of Let the Light Pour In

“Weird and fantastical and lush and magical at once.” —Hollie McNish, bestselling author of Slug