Benedict Wells - THE END OF LONELINESS

Start: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

This event is presented in partnership with the Goethe Pop Up Houston and Books First.

From internationally bestselling author Benedict Wells, a sweeping novel of love and loss, and of the lives we never get to live. 

“[D]azzling storytelling...The End of Loneliness is both affecting and accomplished -- and eternal.”—John Irving 

Jules Moreau’s childhood is shattered after the sudden death of his parents. Enrolled in boarding school where he and his siblings, Marty and Liz, are forced to live apart, the once vivacious and fearless Jules retreats inward, preferring to live within his memories – until he meets Alva, a kindred soul caught in her own grief. Fifteen years pass and the siblings remain strangers to one another, bound by tragedy and struggling to recover the family they once were. Jules, still adrift, is anchored only by his desires to be a writer and to reunite with Alva, who turned her back on their friendship on the precipice of it becoming more. But, just as it seems they can make amends for time wasted, invisible forces – whether fate or chance – intervene. 

A kaleidoscopic family saga told through the fractured lives of the three Moreau siblings, alongside a faltering, recovering love story, The End of Loneliness is a stunning meditation on the power of our memories, of what can be lost and what can never be let go. With inimitable compassion and luminous, affecting prose, Benedict Wells contends with what it means to find a way through life, while never giving up hope you will find someone to go with you.


Benedict Wells, born in Munich in 1984, moved to Berlin after completing school in 2003. He decided against university to concentrate on his writing, earning a living with various jobs. His widely praised debut Beck’s Last Summer was published in 2008 and adapted into a film in 2015. His fourth novel, The End of Loneliness, spent more than a year and a half on the Spiegel bestseller list and was awarded the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature, among other awards. After several years in Barcelona, Benedict Wells has returned to Berlin. His books have been published in 34 languages.

The End of Loneliness: A Novel Cover Image
By Benedict Wells, Charlotte Collins (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143134008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2019