I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (Hardback)
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I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 07/07/2022
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Waterstones Says

From the author of former Waterstones Thriller of the Month Our Fathers comes a multi-layered, hilarious and whip-smart comedy about family dysfunction and mental health, as two sisters come together to reflect on their challenging childhood – with unpredictable consequences.

For Alice and Hanna, saint and sinner, growing up is a trial. There is their mother, who takes a divide-and-conquer approach to child-rearing, and their father, who takes an absent one. There is also their older brother Michael, whose disapproval is a force to be reckoned with. There is the catastrophe that is never spoken of, but which has shaped everything.

As adults, Alice and Hanna must deal with disappointments in work and in love as well as increasingly complicated family tensions, and lives that look dismayingly dissimilar to what they'd intended. They must look for a way to repair their own fractured relationship, and they must finally choose their own approach to their dominant mother: submit or burn the house down. And they must decide at last whether life is really anything more than (as Hanna would have it) a tragedy with a few hilarious moments.

From the author of the Waterstones Book of the Month Our Fathers comes a compelling domestic comedy about complex family dynamics, mental health and the intricacies of sibling relationships.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529420449
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'SO brilliant. A brutally funny and whip-smart novel about dysfunctional families, with some of the best fictional sibling relationships I've ever read. It'll easily be one of my Books of the Year.' - Hannah Beckerman

'I didn't want it to end. Completely absorbing and brilliant and funny and painful.' - Charlotte Duckworth

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“A gem of a novel”

First of all let me preface this with saying that every character in this novel is a mess. They are emotionally messy, messy in their views of themselves and a messy in their interactions and relationships with one... More

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“Worthy reading”

To start a novel with a funeral was a bit off-putting, but once I had recovered I was surprised to actually find myself enjoying this book. It was fairly easy to relate to the two polar-opposite twins and at times... More

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