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Idiopathy (Paperback)
  • Idiopathy (Paperback)

Idiopathy (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 30/01/2014
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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 and Daniel used to be together. Now Katherine hates everyone, but not as much as she hates herself, while Daniel tells his new girlfriend he loves her, because not telling her would be like telling her he doesn't love her. From out of the blue comes a message from their old friend, rehabilitated party animal Nathan - now adjusting to his mother's new career as a misery memoirist, her tales of maternal hardships the stuff of Twitter superstardom. Nathan suggests a reunion, but with the bad blood flowing like cheap wine, it can't end well. As a bovine plague sweeps across the nation, a toxic dinner party gets underway - its atmosphere so poisonous that none of them will escape infection ...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007412105

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Idiopathy pulls together the most extreme and toxic characters I think I've ever had the pleasure of spending time with. And I mean that as a compliment! The characters are muddled, self-indulgent and hilarious,... More

Paperback edition
18th February 2014
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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

Hardback edition
24th May 2013
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“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

Hardback edition
22nd April 2013
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