The End of Loneliness Benedict Wells
Winner of the EU Prize for literature, and a bestseller in Germany, this semi-autobiographical novel follows the lives of three siblings after their parents die suddenly and they’re sent to a boarding school when the youngest, the protagonist, is 11. It’s a moving portrayal of the different ways each sibling chooses to live their life from that point onwards, the hard road to becoming adults, the relationships they form, the jobs they choose, their dynamics with each other. Their different lives are believable in the mistakes they make and the fact that they’re each lonely in various separate ways. This book sweeps you up and it’s hard to put down!