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Lost on Me (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 25/04/2024
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LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2024The 100,000 copy Italian bestseller for fans of Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy'Deliciously enjoyable' Katherine Heiny'I adored it' Naoise Dolan'Hilarious' Roddy Doyle'Thrillingly original' Monica AliVero has grown up in Rome with her eccentric family: an omnipresent mother who is devoted to her own anxiety; a father ruled by hygienic and architectural obsessions; and a precocious genius brother at the centre of their attention. As she becomes an adult, Vero's need to strike out on her own leads her into bizarre and comical situations, and a complicated relationship with truth and storytelling ...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349017693
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Highly entertaining, thought-provoking and one of 2023's best novels yet - Strong Words

Funny and tender - Financial Times, Best Books of the Year 2023

Wild, funny and disturbing, all I ask of a book about mothers and their daughters. - Roddy Doyle, Irish Times, Best Books of 2023

Excellent ... written in a spare and precise style from the pen of a biting narrator. It would be simply impossible for a book this good to go unnoticed - Big Issue

Remarkable. A darkly funny novel of rhythm, subtlety and nuance ... a writer who deserves as wide an audience as possible - New European

Restless and sly ... intelligently spiky - The Times

I fell head over heels in love with Lost on Me. What a thrillingly original voice! Raimo writes with a tender brutality that is simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking - Monica Ali, author of Love Marriage

I adored Lost on Me. With combustive prose and oxidising wit, Veronica Raimo sets fire to the Bildungsroman. A clear-eyed comedic talent who bends the novel form to her will - Naoise Dolan

A uproariously funny portrait of an unconventional family from a writer who knows the sliver of ice in the heart as well as she knows love. This deliciously enjoyable novel is a true original and one to savour - Katherine Heiny

When the book you start reading is immediately hilarious and deeply disturbing, you know you're onto something special. Lost on Me is that book - Roddy Doyle

Is it possible, today, to completely reinvent auto-fiction? For Veronica Raimo it clearly is. Get ready to talk about this book for a long, long time - Paolo Giordano, author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers

This book made me want to clear my calendar and read everything of Raimo's I could get my hands on. Incisive, engrossing, and deeply funny - Julia May Jonas, author of Vladimir

Like a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, Veronica Raimo mocks the absurdities of her family life as well as tries to reconcile her own ambiguous feelings. A bold, provocative, and original book - Lily Tuck, author of Sisters

A desecrating and tender portrait of family that reels us in from the very first lines - Io Donna: Il Corriere della Sera

Many pages in this novel are so intense and unscrupulous that one feels the apprehension of being caught spying in a stranger's mailbox - Esquire Italia

Reading this novel is a blast ... Many of the pages are jellyfish stings: they burn on and on - Claudia Durastanti, author of Strangers I Know

Veronica Raimo is a stupendous comedian - La Stampa

A story that nails us down with a powerful first-person voice, clear and exhilarating. - Marie Claire Italia

With its stellar voice, Raimo's inquisitive and vulnerable novel proves tough to put down - Publishers Weekly

Lost on Me is the naughty grandson of Natalia Ginzburg's Family Lexicon ... Raimo has tapped the novelistic potential of her affections and has transformed them into comedy. The result deserves all of the praise flaunted on the cover - Il Corriere della Sera

Filled with humour and neuroses ... a witty and complex portrait of a woman becoming herself - Kirkus

Lost on Me was anything but; I was utterly seduced by this wry and fearless novel featuring the unforgettable voice of Vero, a young woman with a sharp sense of humour and a splendid eye for the absurd - Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Dog of the North

What a fresh, vivid and unpredictable voice, bursting with life, I loved it. Finally something that's not like everything else. - Karl Geary, author of Montpelier Parade

This bittersweet work of autofiction charts Verika's journey through her neurotic childhood to womanhood and her attempts - literal and metaphorical - to escape her family and their influence. Smart, funny ... a sharply tender portrait of a young woman's becoming - Marie Claire, Best Books of 2023

If Sheila Heti was Italian and wrote a modern Franny & Zooey, it would approximate how powerful and magnificent Veronica Raimo's novel Lost on Me is. - Largehearted Boy

Infused with a hilarious dry wit wrung from a wry attitude to life, Lost On Me stands out as a brilliant and inventive modern novel in English thanks to an outstanding translation for which Leah Janeczko deserves much credit - New European, Best Books of 2023

If you enjoy Deborah Levy or Natalia Ginzburg, then you'll appreciate the writing of Italian author and translator, Veronica Raimo. Deeply original and with kudos from Naoise Dolan and Katherine Heiny, this bildungsroman follows Vero, a 15-year-old girl, writer and compulsive liar as she plots various bids for freedom, all of which are thwarted by her savvy mother. The film rights have been snapped up by Fandango, so look out for news of a future movie - Rushh.com

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“Recommended for fans of Fleabag”

LOST ON ME throws the reader headfirst into the story, sucking the reader in from the very first sentence. It is perhaps best described as a coming-of-age novel, told in the form of a running monologue, as Vero... More

Hardback edition
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“A quirky, moving and at times funny story”

“ In my family, each of us has our own way of sabotaging memory out of self interest “ writes Veronika in her autobiographical tale of growing up . This is the story of Veron and her reflections on life ; in... More

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“Humorous and witty take on life”

I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Veronica lives in Rome and is raised by a health freak, hypochondriac father and an anxiety filled, overbearing mother. She has an over achieving boy... More

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