Okay Then That's Great (Paperback)
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Okay Then That's Great (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 27/04/2023
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For several months Marnie, a middle-aged poet and mother, has experienced sightings of her long-dead identical twin sister, Perdita, across London. As a consequence, and due to her crippling writer's block, she has sought the help of octogenarian Harley Street shrink, Schlap, to work through her problems. Not least her repeated dreams of being a man.

Schlap has problems of his own though, having recently suffered a silent stroke which has affected his memory. Or is he more aware of reality than Marnie herself?

Marnie's long-suffering partner and their three teenage kids are not helping matters, either. Neither is Marnie's bohemian Alpha-course attending mum, her diabetic chef dad, nor the inquisitive family dog. Perhaps Marnie's encounter and blossoming friendship with a woman who she thinks is the living embodiment of long-dead author Katherine Mansfield will provide the key to unlock her mind.

Will Marnie's writing be liberated from its prison? Is she losing her mind? Will the price she has to pay be bigger than the sum of its parts? And does the previous sentence even make sense?

All will be revealed.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473232396
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The quirky gem ... Witty and weird with shades of Where'd You Go Bernadette - GRAZIA Summer Reads

A brilliant, touching read ... wildly funny - Woman's Own

A runaway train of a novel, taking the reader on a grand tragi-comic ride - Rose Tremain

Absolutely raced through it. Funny, emotional, sad, and so, so honest. It's about love, family, grief, longing, and the crazy turmoil of living with all of them. Highly recommended - Bethany Clift, author of Last One at the Party

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“Fabulous”

Okaythenthatsgreat is an intimate and wild ride through grief and its disgruntled repressions. Marnie is a skilfully unpretentious, funny and engaging character with a wickedly sharp inner monologue. Such an enjoyable... More

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“Totally unique”

A brilliant, imaginative exploration of the madness of grief. Witty observations and quirky characterisation pull you along for the ride, but at its core, it’s a story about losing sense of yourself when death makes... More

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“Highly recommended”

There are some moments when you hate the characters and the writer, there are some moments when you love the characters and the writer. It's confusing, gripping, very funny and very sad.
It's a complex... More

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