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Idiopathy (Hardback)
  • Idiopathy (Hardback)

Idiopathy (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 25/04/2013
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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award 2013, this bitterly humorous debut is a novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle. Katherine has given up trying to be happy. Her cynical wit repels the people she wants to attract, and attracts the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn't sure that he loves his new girlfriend. But somehow not telling her he loves her has become synonymous with telling her that he doesn't love her, meaning that he has to tell her he loves her just to maintain the status quo. When their former friend Nathan returns from a stint in a psychiatric ward to find that his mother has transformed herself into bestselling author and Twitter sensation 'Mother Courage' - Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not. Both scathing invective on a self-obsessed generation and moving account of love and loneliness, 'Idiopathy' skewers everything from militant environmentalists to self-help quackery and announces the arrival of a savagely funny talent.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007412082

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“Wonderful characters and a unique story”

I really really enjoyed Idiopathy - full of complex, relatable characters woven together in an interesting plot. I loved the character of Daniel. Full of darkm sarcastic humour, particularly towards his... More

“Hateful characters, absolutely HILARIOUS!”

I never thought I'd be so enthralled by characters who are who are so totally odious.

That's the deal with this book, it's a story about three ordinary people, people who you could easily pass in the... More

“Razor sharp wit and hideous human beings!”

I am somewhat deeply ashamed to say I loved this book despite it being peppered with razor sharp examples of ghastly human beings and ghastly human behaviour. The reason I’m ashamed it because I suddenly saw so much... More

22nd April 2013
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