Jacket for 'We Are Not In the World'


UK - Doubleday
Denmark - Jensen & Dalgaard
France - Sabine Wespieser Editeur

We Are Not In the World

By Conor O’Callaghan

Published May 2020

Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man drives a haulage lorry from England to France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger – his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails.

With a week on the road together, father and daughter must restore themselves and each other, and repair a relationship at once fiercely loving and deeply scarred.

As they journey south, down the motorways, through the service stations, a devastating picture reveals itself: a story of grief, of shame, and of love in all its complex, dark and glorious manifestations.


Praise for Conor O’Callaghan:

As fine as it is frightening.
John Banville

An original story, brilliantly told. . . extraordinary, low-key and pitch-perfect.
Irish Times

This one will stay with you like your shadow, as hard to shake off and as impossible to pin down.

Strange, beautiful and quietly terrifying.
Donal Ryan

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