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The Loss Adjustor

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Caro has a successful careers as a loss adjustor in London, but unresolved losses of her own keep her trapped in the past. She is sustained by memories of a magical childhood shared with her best friends Estelle and Cormac, yet haunted by the tragic events that destroyed their age of innocence.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Serpent's Tail (first published January 1st 2010)
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Aifric Campbell's 'The Loss Adjustor' is a novel of characters, extremely absorbing and very well-written characters that together make up this remarkable novel.
Caro is a loss adjustor, she spends her life dealing with people who are grieving - for lost possessions and lost loved ones. It is clear that inside, Caro is grieving too - she has suffered loss in her life and these losses have affected her whole life.
Her beloved Father died when she was young and her Mother disappeared into a world of...more
The Loss Adjustor is a beautifully written novel, its quietness and understated tone belie a great powerhouse of emotions such as passion, regret and how heavily the past weighs upon our shoulders.

Caro (Caroline) Fraser spends her working life assessing the losses of others in her job as a loss adjustor. Ironically she has never addressed the major losses in her own life, the sudden death of her father when she was twelve, the emotional loss of her mother who withdraws following her husband's de...more
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Caro is 36 years old and a Loss Adjustor. She has been unable to move on from the effect of childhood losses. This book is as good as it gets in terms of structure, writing and so on.

But perhaps because I had such high expectations of it (having attended a talk given by her and been impressed by how very very interesting she is), I was a little little disappointed. I think it was only because Caro has so little resiliance and there resulted such a waste of an existence. I eagerly awaited her mee...more
Sometimes I feel that Aifric Campbell is making me work too hard as a reader... This story doesn't come easy but the quality of her prose keeps me pinned to her story and, man, what an incredibly powerful punch she delivers. After reading her On The Floor and Semantics of Murder I thought I would be ready for this one. But, no. Campbell got deep inside of me before I knew it and, like a girlfriend you know you should get away from - she delivered something so real, so deep, so true that, in the...more
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Aifric Campbell is the author of On the Floor, longlisted for the Orange Prize. Campbell spent thirteen years at Morgan Stanley, where she became the first woman managing director on the London trading floor. She left to earn a Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of East Anglia and currently teaches at Imperial College, London. Campbell’s writing has been awarded a fellowship at UCLA and r...more
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