We Own the Sky
Rob Coates feels like he’s won the lottery of life. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London town house and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when a devastating illness befalls his family, Rob’s world begins to unravel. Suddenly finding himself alone, Rob seeks solace in photographing the skyscrapers and clifftops he and his son Jack used to visit. And just when it seems that all hope is lost, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to find his way back to life, and forgiveness.
We Own the Sky is a tender, heartrending, but ultimately life-affirming novel that will resonate deeply with anyone who has suffered loss or experienced great love. With stunning eloquence and acumen, Luke Allnutt has penned a soaring debut and a true testament to the power of love, showing how even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again.
I am actually a little sad to be writing that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted. I really wanted to "love" this book. The Coates...Rob, Anna, and Jack were good. They were a loving family. You could tell what they were experiencing was affecting them as a family. Yet, through this all, I still felt like a stranger standing at the window trying to look in. For me, I craved the emotional heartfelt connection that I personally did not experience while reading this book. I kept reading hoping to find that connection.
The storyline itself was nice. This was part of the reason that I kept reading until the end. I liked Mr. Allnutt writing style. If the emotional connection had been there, this would have been the icing on the top of the cake. Yet, still this book was a nice read. I do plan to try out another book from this author.
Luke Allnutt grew up in the U.K. and lives and works in Prague.
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