A Kind of Intimacy (Paperback)
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Annie moves into her new home bringing little else but her cat and a collection of cow-shaped milk jugs. She's hoping for a clean slate, but there's something familiar about her next door neighbour - she's convinced she's seen him somewhere before. Annie is morbidly obese, lonely and hopeful. She narrates her own increasingly bizarre attempts to ingratiate herself with her new neighbours, learn from past mistakes and achieve a 'certain kind of intimacy' with the boy next door. Undeterred by her target's hostile girlfriend, she searches for guidance by obsessively studying self-help literature and romance novels. Though Annie struggles to repress a murky history of violence, secrets and sexual mishaps her past is never too far behind her, finally shattering her denial in a compelling and bloody climax. A quirky, character driven and darkly comic debut in the tone of "Notes on A Scandal", "A Kind of Intimacy" is an offbeat and ironic study of misunderstandings. It traces the dark possibilities of best intentions going awry and gives an unsettling glimpse into a clumsy young woman who has too much in common with the rest of us to be written off as a monster.

Publisher: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 9781906413392
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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“Dark, Suspense”

What a fantastic novel, I'm sure this one will be up there in my Top Ten of the year.

Annie is such an intriguing character - and one of the most unreliable narrators I've ever come across. At times she... More

Paperback edition
15th April 2010
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“There are much better books out there!”

I didn't like this book but I didn't dislike it either. It just didn't leave me anything , it was not boring but it was not gripping. A sad story with a sad character

Paperback edition
14th April 2011
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