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The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart

Margarita Montimore

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Gollancz
25 February 2020
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fantasy; 19th Century; Time Travel Romance; Time Travel; Cultural Period Romance
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'By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read' Guardian What if you lived every year of your life in the wrong order?

Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and boyfriend, finding herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future.

Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will leap into a different age at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met?

As she struggles between fighting her fate and accepting it, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order - but is it broken?

Surprising, magical and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore's debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us the endurance of love, the power of family and what it means to truly live in the moment.

'A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre' Kirkus 'This witty, fantastical exploration of life's inevitable changes is surprising and touching' Publishers Weekly 'A clever, clever read . . . A wonderful and exciting read about living in the moment' Woman's Way 'Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, Oona is a delightfully freewheeling romp' Booklist (starred review)
By:   Margarita Montimore
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781473227613
ISBN 10:   1473227615
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   25 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Margarita Montimore has a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She has blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and XOJane.com. When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. She grew up in Brooklyn but currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their dog.

Reviews for The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart

Margarita Montimore has written a dazzling novel. This madcap opera, the story of Oona Lockhart's life told in full with scope and breadth in and out of sequence but never out of tune, is the perfect read for this moment. Modern, emotional, funny, ferocious, and spun with enough light and magic to fire up the Vegas strip, The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart lands like a meteor - Adriana Trigiani, author of Tony's Wife A fascinating and beautifully crafted tale which explores identity and relationships in one woman's unpredictable and radically-changing world. Unputdownable and uplifting, what Montimore has penned is a treasure that will remind you of the importance of living life fully in the present - Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart is haunting?a fascinating, sometimes heart-wrenching exploration of life lived moment-to-moment - Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief [A] clever debut - Starburst A fascinating, ambitious Rubix Cube of a novel. This clever time-jumping debut may be a wild ride through pop culture but is ultimately a tender coming of age. Great book club read! - Georgia Clark, The Bucket List


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