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

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 04/02/2021
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Waterstones Says

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.

My name is Constance Little.
This is my love story.
But this isn't the way it was supposed to end.

After fleeing Manchester for London, Constance attempts to put past tragedies behind her and make a fresh start. When she embarks on a relationship with the new doctor at the medical practice where she works, she's convinced she's finally found the love and security she craves.

Then he ends it.

But if life has taught her anything, it's that if you love someone, you should never let them go.

That's why for Constance Little, her obsession is only just beginning ...

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529032420
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27 mm


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I IMPLORE you to read (or listen to) it. It's SO many things - dark, sweet, odd, moving, credible, tender, BEAUTIFULLY written & at times funny - Marian Keyes, author of Again, Rachel

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

A blackly comic but heartfelt story of love and loneliness, with an endearing and damaged heroine - Sunday Mirror

A darkly comic and beautifully written debut novel - Woman

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

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

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

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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

Hardback edition
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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

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 13

“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

Hardback edition
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