One Letter Different: A Story from the collection, I Am Heathcliff
A story from Joanna Cannon to stir the heart and awaken vital conversations about love.
On holiday with her parents in Yorkshire, Ellis befriends a boy in the next-door cottage and they walk the moors together in a landscape that demands their secrets and offers healing.
”'Inspired by Wuthering Heights, these tales of toxic relationships, an entirely disturbing episode of stalking and necrophilia, blighted lives and bleak landscapes reveal that contemporary responses to Emily Bronte’s endlessly controversial classic can be equally stark, cruel and shocking” - Daily Mail
”'Joanna Cannon’s exquisite story of sibling bereavement, One Letter Different, is another highlight. Her teenage protagonist, Ellis looks out to the Yorkshire moors in the final scene and echoes the last paragraph of Brontë’s book, with its fluttering moths, its peaceful tableau of nature, and the underlying message that a powerful enough love can stretch across, and triumph over, death” - Financial Times
”'In the wonderful, wistful One Letter Different by Joanna Cannon, two teenagers head to the moors in silent, secretive communion” - Daily Mail