I Never Said I Loved You
by Rhik Samadder
On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik begins to loosen its grip for a moment - so he seizes the opportunity: to own it, to understand it, and to find out where it came from.
Through this begins a journey of investigation, healing and recovery. Along the way Rhik learns some shocking truths about his family, and realizes that, in turn, he will need to confront the secrets he has long buried. But through this, he triumphs over his fears and brings his depression into the light.
I NEVER SAID I LOVED YOU is the story of how Rhik learned to let go, and then keep going. With unique humour and honesty, he has created a powerfully rich, funny and poignant exploration of the light and dark in all of us.
A vital, moving and darkly funny memoir by a powerful new voice in non-fiction.
'Brutally honest and relentlessly funny.' Adam Kay, author of 'This is Going to Hurt'
'A brilliant memoir full of gasp-inducing honesty about depression and family and taking control of your own pain. Funny, sad, hopeful, I NEVER SAID I LOVED YOU is an irresistible, strangely empowering read.' Matt Haig
'This mind-blowingly wonderful memoir had me convulsing with laughter even while my heart was breaking. It's utterly effing BEAUTIFUL.' Marian Keyes
Page Count: 320 Pages
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Published: Sept 2020