Stoner - John Williams
My boyfriend works in publishing which means he comes home with free books (amazing, I know). The latest was the much lauded Stoner; the “must read” of 2013, despite first being printed in 1965.
It broke my heart. William Stoner toils through life, inch by inch trying to live to the best of his ability, fading and reading and doggedly bearing the strain of having married the wrong woman.
With each page you will become more and more obsessed with making choices and the consequences of every moment, however fragile or inconsequential they might individually seem.
It is just the story of a man, but it will scrape and worry at your mind until it is lodged there, always.
Need to visit all of these.