About We Own the Sky
A story about love, loss and finding hope-against all odds.
Rob Coates can't believe his luck. There is Anna, his incredible wife, and most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. Rob feels like he's won the lottery of life. Or rather-he did. Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something wrong with Jack.
Now Rob sleepwalks through his days, unable to bridge the gulf that separates him from his wife, his son and the business of living. But he's determined to come to terms with what's happened-and find a way back to life, and forgiveness.
We Own the Sky will resonate with anyone who has ever suffered loss or experienced great love. Luke Allnutt shows that the journey from hope to despair and back is never as simple as we think, and that even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again.
My review of We Own the Sky
Oh my heart! What an emotional read. I loved this book for its honesty, it's rawness and for its abundance of pure love. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it will, I know, stay with me for a very long time
This book is told from Rob's point of view. He is a father. He is a husband. And he is a nan who is trying to deal with the reality that is that of his young son being seriously ill. We meet Rob in the present day but we also read about he meets his wife, about their early years together. We also meet Rob as he is coming to terms with being a father.
It's a beautiful book.
We Own the Sky spoke to me on such a personal level. It is an incredibly honest book that slashes open the pain of having a child who is seriously ill. It details with honesty the strain that this puts on the marital relationship, as well as the shifting change between father and child.
This bokk questions what it is to live with emotional pain. It explores how we seek out each other for reassurance and explanation, aa well as building barriers to protect ourselves from the hurtful truths.
On paper you woukd think that We Own the Sky is a hesrtbreaking read with very little hope, or humour, but you would be wrong in assuming that. It is obvious that the author is writing from an incredibly painful and personal place, when dealing with his own cancer diagnosis, and believing that he had very little time left to live. But, just look.at the stunning cover. Sunflowers are bright, beautiful and epitomise everything that is joy, and that is what this book does. It also cleverly makes references to the sunflowers within the book. This book may break you, but it will also put you back together again.
We Own the Sky makes you think about your own life. Your own relationship with your spouse and children. It is though, without doubt, a book about living, and that we have to make the most of every single day. It's a beautiful story about what makes a family and I loved it.
We Own the Sky is published byTrapeze on 8 Feb. 2018. It can be found on Amazon here.