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Idiopathy (MP3)
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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award 2013, this bitterly humorous debut is a novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle.

Katherine has given up trying to be happy. Her cynical wit repels the people she wants to attract, and attracts the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn't sure that he loves his new girlfriend. But somehow not telling her he loves her has become synonymous with telling her that he doesn't love her, meaning that he has to tell her he loves her just to maintain the status quo.

When their former friend Nathan returns from a stint in a psychiatric ward to find that his mother has transformed herself into bestselling author and Twitter sensation 'Mother Courage' -- Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not.

Both scathing invective on a self-obsessed generation and moving account of love and loneliness, 'Idiopathy' skewers everything from militant environmentalists to self-help quackery and announces the arrival of a savagely funny talent.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007525706

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A remarkable debut, if only in the sense that it brings to life some of the most deeply unpleasant characters that I have encountered in Fiction in recent years.

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2nd January 2013
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“Between the laughter and the cringing”

This is a portrait of three people, Katherine, her ex-boyfriend Daniel and their mutual friend Nathan, who, after having dropped off the radar, gets back in touch which results in a meeting up for old times sake.... More

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10th February 2013
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“Wonderful characters and a unique story”

I really really enjoyed Idiopathy - full of complex, relatable characters woven together in an interesting plot. I loved the character of Daniel. Full of darkm sarcastic humour, particularly towards his... More

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24th May 2013
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