If I Can't Have You (Hardback)
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If I Can't Have You (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 09/07/2020
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Perfect reading for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Levin’s scintillating debut is both profoundly moving and hilariously funny, as it captures the quirks and complexities of a life given over to loneliness. 

What if the problem with your love life is you?

If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin is an all-consuming novel about loneliness, obsession and how far we go for the ones we love.

Samuel, the day we met I knew I'd finally found what I've been waiting for.

You.

Happiness, at last.

Then you left me.

And now I am alone.

Everyone I love leaves in the end.

But not this time.

I'm not giving up on us.

I'm not giving up on you.

When you love someone, you never let them go.

That's why for me, this is just beginning.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529032390
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'So beautifully written, such a devastatingly compelling story. I can honestly say it's one of the best books I've ever read - it is without shadow of a doubt, EASILY up there with The Girl on the Train and Eleanor Oliphant' - Ruth Jones

'This is superb. The main character Constance is brilliantly flawed and so compassionately drawn - it's raw and compulsive and disturbing and very well done indeed' - Harriet Tyce, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick Blood Orange

'An exceptionally raw and visceral and painfully funny novel. Charlotte Levin writes so well and so powerfully about loneliness, longing, love and loss that Constance will stay with me for a long time' - Emma Flint, Women's Prize longlisted author of Little Deaths

'Compulsively readable and darkly funny with pin-sharp characterization. Love love loved it' - Laura Marshall, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Friend Request

'It was obvious from the bold and compelling opening chapter that I was in the hands of a clever and skillful author . . . In Constance Little, Levin has created a memorable character, convincing, at times monstrous, often sympathetic, and full of nuance. Loved, loved, loved it' - Joanna Barnard

'Brilliant. A perfect and completely terrifying depiction of heartbreak and obsession' - Sarah Powell, presenter, founder of 'Celebrate Yourself' and Red Magazine columnist

'A stellar debut by Charlotte Levin, If I Can't Have You is a disturbing tale of obsession which gets right under your skin and makes it itch. I finished it in one day & thought about it long after' - Roxie Cooper

'If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin is a brilliant take on warped love, with people behaving deliciously badly. I adored the sharpness, the spikiness, the twisted yet hopeful view of the world. Loved it' - Caroline Hulse, author of Like a House on Fire

'OMG - just finished #IfICantHaveYou - what a flipping book! I can't put into words how FANTASTIC it is! Brava. My book of 2020!' - Vic Watson, Noir at the Bar host

'Truly original. Sad, funny, dark, with a take on loneliness and yearning that feels new in fiction. This is down to the terrific writing' - Hayley Webster

Dark and compelling with a flawed and funny heroine you can't help rooting for' - Waitrose Magazine

'Blackly comic, heartrendingly sad . . . a brilliant debut novel' - Best

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“Drop everything and read this book immediately”

Constance, a receptionist at a private medical centre in London, fancies Samuel – the new doctor – immediately. When he returns her affections, Constance is thrilled but when he cuts their affair short, Constance’s... More

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“A gripping tale of obsession”

This is such a brilliantly written, character driven novel that hooks from the first page. If I Can't Have You starts with our protagonist Constance pretty badly beaten up in a wedding dress. From there we travel... More

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“Compelling and very well written”

I was intrigued to read this after seeing a few good reviews but knowing nothing about the book.
One review likened it to Eleanor Oliphant and whilst I can see the similarities, it was much darker and did not have the... More

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