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Waterstones eleven: Sam Byers on Idiopathy

Sam Byers' debut novel Idiopathy is our Waterstones eleven choice for May. In our exclusive interview he tells us a little about the book and why he was pleased to leave his twenties behind... 

Posted on 1st May 2013 by Waterstones

IdiopathyKatherine has given up trying to be happy. Thirty, stuck in a town and a job she hates, her mounting cynicism and vicious wit repel the people she wants to attract, and attract the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn’t sure that he loves his new girlfriend Angelica. 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 superstar "Mother Courage" – Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds and reaffirm their friendship. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not.



Read an exclusive extract from Idiopathy here. 

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Dan Lewis, for Waterstones.com/blog

You can buy Idiopathy at your local Waterstones bookshop (http://bit.ly/1pVs03H) or online at Waterstones.com (http://bit.ly/1pVrW3Z)