The Husbands (Hardback)
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The Husbands (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 04/04/2024
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Waterstones Says

Centring on a woman whose attic appears to provide a limitless supply of husbands, Holly Gramazio's debut combines an original, superbly clever premise with riotously funny prose.

You wait ages for the One, then 203 come along at once...

One night Lauren finds a strange man in her flat who claims to be her husband. All the evidence – from photos to electricity bills – suggests he’s right.

Lauren’s attic, she slowly realises, is creating an endless supply of husbands for her.

There’s the one who pretends to play music on her toes
The one who’s too hot (there must be a catch)
The one who makes a great breakfast sandwich
The one who turns everything into double entendres (‘I’ll weed your garden’)
And the one who can calm her unruly thoughts with a single touch

But when you can change husbands as easily as a lightbulb, how do you know whether the one you have now is the good enough one, or the wrong one, or the best one? And how long should you keep trying to find out?

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784745356
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

WONDERFUL: fresh, original, hugely entertaining and oddly comforting . . . I laughed out loud countless times . . . the most fun I've had reading in the longest time. It is an utter delight - MARIAN KEYES

Richly characterized, philosophical, and funny. I enjoyed all the husbands, even (especially?) the terrible ones. A time-bending gem about the way we live now - GABRIELLE ZEVIN

Brilliant, hilarious, surprising and wise. I devoured it - NAOMI ALDERMAN

Clever, fresh, inventive, The Husbands is wholly original - LOUISE O'NEILL

The Husbands is a wily and wonderful exploration of modern decision-making, kaleidoscopic and bright and very, very funny - CLAIRE LOMBARDO

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“Absolutely Brilliant”

This is so much fun, probably one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in ages.
And it was so thought provoking as well, I can honestly say that I have no idea how I’d react if such an impossible thing happened to... More

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Kev McCready

“Buzz”

There is already a buzz on The Husbands, similar to the kind of buzz that signals change in this book. Lauren is a single woman, who one day has a man she doesn’t know come down from her attic. He is a husband, but... More

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“Perfect for a Sunday”

When I read the blurb for this on I was intrigued, I love a romance novel but this one had a twist. Diving in I was hooked straight away.

Lauren arrives home after a night out with someone in her house, apparently... More

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