Interesting Facts About Space (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 01/02/2024
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Readers love Interesting Facts About Space...

'Loved it. For as long as Emily Austin is writing books I'm reading them'

'Emily Austin, I'm going to politely ask you to stop writing characters I relate to so viscerally'

'I will never get over this book. Ever'

'This book made me feel incredibly seen'

'So full of heart and kindness and honesty'

'To all the Enids out there, this is for us, and I hope it brings you comfort like it did me'

'Will remain imprinted on my brain forever'

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Enid is many things: lesbian, serial dater, deaf in one ear, space obsessive, true crime fanatic. When she's not listening to grizzly murder podcasts, she's managing her crippling phobia of bald people and trying hard not to think about her mortifying teenage years - which is hard, when she's lost the password to her old YouTube account and the (many) vlogs that her teen self once uploaded. She's worried about herself, her depressive mother, and what the deal is with gender reveal parties. But as Enid fumbles her way through her first serious relationship and navigates a new family life with her estranged half-sisters, she starts to worry that someone is following her. As her paranoia spirals out of control, Enid must contend with her mounting suspicion that something is seriously wrong with her...

Full of charm, humour and heart, Interesting Facts About Space is a pitch-perfect exploration of the strange ways we try to connect with others, and the power of sharing our secret selves with the people we love.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781805460848
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 224 x 140 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


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Emily Austin has such a talent for weaving together the darkest of shadows with the most dazzling of lights, and Interesting Facts About Space delivers her signature blend of eccentric wit and a healthy pinch of the macabre with aplomb - and I'm so here for it. Another absolute banger - Alice Slater, author of DEATH OF A BOOKSELLER

I adore Emily's writing, perfectly capturing the precise and insistent peculiarities of the anxious mind while also managing to be funny, warm and utterly heartbreaking. Interesting Facts About Space is a triumph - Laura Kay, author of WILD THINGS

Enid is the perfect neurotic queer heroine. Interesting Facts About Space is distinctive, laugh-out-loud funny and thrillingly tense. I loved this book. - Lily Lindon, author of MY OWN WORST ENEMY

Emily Austin has done it again! I love how her quirky dark humor reveals both the absurdity and relatability of the human condition. Enid is undoubtedly a charmingly eccentric Emily AustinT protagonist: her greatest fear is bald men, her love language is sharing interesting facts about space, her coping mechanism is listening to true crime podcasts, and her secret is that she thinks she has a parasite that makes her a bad person. Fellow parasite-host readers will be both entertained and consoled by where the story goes. - Celia Laskey, author of SO HAPPY FOR YOU

Tensely plotted and full of heart, Emily Austin's second novel follows another endearing heroine I'd follow to outer space and beyond. - Anna Dorn, author of EXALTED

A vibrantly paranoid mystery and an unexpected love story. Emily Austin creates beguilingly eccentric characters, especially true crime addict and outer space encyclopedia Enid, who's both oddly confident and yearning to disappear... Highly original, engrossing and hauntingly entertaining. - Paul Rudnick, author of FARRELL COVINGTON AND THE LIMITS OF STYLE

If you've read Emily Austin's debut, Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, you'll love this charming, heartfelt follow-up. If you haven't read her debut, I'm jealous: everything Austin writes is swoonworthy, full of lovely humans struggling to find meaning, love, and belonging in a world that's too often cold. Enid is a marvel. - Andrew David MacDonald, author of WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS

Wow, just wow. Emily Austin gets better and better! Interesting Facts About Space is a delightful, big-hearted book that made me laugh and think about all the ways in which we convince ourselves we're too weird for this world-and yet it's the most human thing anyone can do. An absolute charmer of a novel! - Mai Nguyen, author of SUNSHINE NAILS

Emily Austin is the patron saint of Sad Girls With Too Many Feelings, and masterful at finding and revealing the universal story in an achingly specific situation. - Nora McInerny, author of BAD VIBES ONLY

Dark humor has so much to teach us about the beauty and absurdity of the human condition, and the risk this book's charming heroine takes to open her fragile and flawed self to love contains a life lesson for us all. - Courtney Maum, author of THE YEAR OF THE HORSES

Absorbing, insightful and humorous - a story about mental health, difference, and phobia, as well as family, friendship and love. This book has everything. - Gillian Harvey, author of A YEAR AT THE FRENCH FARMHOUSE

Enid is an eccentric, lovable, wonderfully sex-positive heroine, and we were right there with her even when her story went from feeling like a heartwarming rom-com to a potential spy thriller. This is a funny, tender, and relatable read that also includes lots of fascinating facts about the universe! - Apple Books

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Lauren

““Sunsets on Mars are Blue””

Thank you so much to Atlantic for my ARC of Interesting Facts About Space. I loved “Everyone in this room will someday be dead” so I was thrilled to get the chance to read Austin’s 2024 release!

It had a fair few... More

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Disclaimer: It has come to my attention since initially reviewing this book that the therapy processes that Enid undertakes have been known to be traumatising for some individuals. Always ensure that you do your own... More

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“Add this one to your TBR!!”

Thank you to Atlantic Books for this ARC!
This was my first time reading Emily Austin, and I am now so eager to pick up her other work. In other words - I loved this book! Enid knows a few things about herself:... More

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