Thoughtless (Hardback)Lucie Britsch (author)
All her life, Susan's loved ones have been hiding a terrible secret from her: If she thinks too hard, her head will explode.
Luckily, her devoted boyfriend, anxious parents and fierce best friend are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep Susan safe in ignorant, thoughtless bliss. And until now, Susan has lived happily in a bubble of TV and takeaways, social media and small talk; anything to distract her from the spiralling thoughts that so often haunt the rest of us - thoughts that would be deadly for her.
But what happens when reality creeps in and Susan's perfectly curated world starts to crumble? Can we distract ourselves from the real world forever... and should we?
'No one understands the misery and hilarity of being alive better than Lucie Britsch ... Writing like this takes talent and the most tender of hearts.' JEAN KYOUNG FRAZIER, author of PIZZA GIRL
Praise for Lucie Britsch
'Surprising and irreverent' NEW YORK TIMES
'A strangely exuberant meditation on sadness' REFINERY29
'A whip-smart, biting piece of tragicomedy... Hilarious, profound' HUFFINGTON POST
'A wicked satire of our obsession with happiness'THE i
'A tragicomic riot of a book - charging, foul-mouthed and tender' CLAUDIA DEY
'Like a grown up Daria' HELEN MCCLORY
'If you're a Halle Butler fan or like despair cut with humour, you'll love this' LEIGH STEIN
'Dark and hilarious' ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm
No one understands the misery and hilarity of being alive better than Lucie Britsch. What makes THOUGHTLESS so special isn't its zany concept, but how Britsch never fears portraying people in their least flattering light, how despite the heavy themes, there is still so much life and energy. Writing like this takes talent and the most tender of hearts. - JEAN KYOUNG FRAZIER, author of PIZZA GIRL
Brilliant - LUCY MANGAN, The Guardian
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