LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALSHORTLISTED FOR THE FICTION: DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDSRUNNER-UP FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE 2020FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE/JOHN LEONARD AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOKTHE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER’This is the novel of the summer . . .
There is no one that this book isn’t for. I can’t believe it’s a first novel. Pure brilliance’ INDIA KNIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES’Could be one of the books of my entire lifetime.
I’ve never felt so seen’ GRACE DENT, GUARDIAN’Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching’ DAVID NICHOLLS’This book is a work of utter perfection’ ELIZABETH GILBERTFinally free from his nightmare marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of online dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future that is wildly different from the one he imagined, his life turns upside-down as his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears. While Toby tries to find out what happened – juggling work, kids and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity – his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation.
But if he ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place . . .
A BLISTERING SATIRICAL NOVEL ABOUT MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND MODERN RELATIONSHIPS, BY ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW VOICES IN AMERICAN FICTION’So sharp’ GUARDIAN’The most astonishingly brilliant Trojan horse of a novel’ DOLLY ALDERTON’Wonderful. Utterly blistering . .
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. Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page turner with heft’ MARIA SEMPLE ‘It is a Great Novel . .
. It has depth, wit, nuance and life. Heartbreaking and funny’ NIGELLA LAWSON