Breaking Away is an exquisitely told story that explores the themes of sibling bonds, the passing of time and the highs and lows of family life.
Told with Anna Gavalda’s characteristic warmth, wit and brilliant characterisation, Breaking Away follows Garance and her three siblings as they travel to a relative’s wedding.
Life has not always gone to plan for her and her family and while reflecting on their adult lives and the people they have become, a spontaneous opportunity arises for them to explore their younger selves once more.
Anna Gavalda has been a publishing phenomenon in France since 1999 when her collection of stories, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere sold nearly a million copies.
A former High School French teacher, she has gone on to enchant readers across the globe with her witty and thoughtful prose that has been variously compared to Anne Tyler and a French Dorothy Parker.
Translated into 36 languages, she is the author of three novels: Someone I Loved which was inspired by the failure of her marriage; 95 Pounds of Hope and Hunting and Gathering which was turned into a movie starring Audrey Tautou. Anna has two children and lives and works just outside Paris.