If I Can't Have You (Paperback)Charlotte Levin (author)
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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.
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
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27 mm
'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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