Jacket for 'This Must Be the Place'


UK - Tinder Press
USA - Knopf
Catalan - L'Altra Editorial
China - People’s Literature Publishing House
Denmark - House of Words
Estonia - Eesti Raamat
France - Editions Belfond
Germany - Piper Verlag
Italy - Ugo Guanda
Netherlands - Ambo Anthos
Poland - Sonia Draga
Russia - Eksmo
Serbia - Laguna
Spain - Libros del Asteroide
Sweden - Sekwa

This Must Be the Place

By Maggie O’Farrell

Published May 2016

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016

Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway. He is also about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with twenty years ago, and this discovery will send him off-course, far away from wife and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?

This Must Be the Place crosses continents and time zones, giving voice to a diverse and complex cast of characters. At its heart, it is an extraordinary portrait of a marriage, the forces that hold it together and the pressures that drive it apart.

Maggie O’Farrell’s seventh novel is a dazzling, intimate epic about who we leave behind and who we become as we search for our place in the world.