Author(s): Taffy Brodesser-Akner
RICHARD GLOVER: "Someone told me this is “Philip Roth meets #MeToo” which had me reaching for a copy. It’s hilarious, bleak, oddly sexy, wonderfully satiric. If you’ve been divorced it may explain why; if you are still together, it proves congratulations are in order." Leigh Sales: "You will not be able to put this down! A forensic dissection of a marriage breakdown." Finally free from his nightmare of a marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of Tinder dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future of few responsibilities, his life turns upside-down as his ex-wife Rachel suddenly disappears. While Toby tries to find out what happened - juggling work, kids and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity - his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation. But if he ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place . . . A BLISTERING SATIRICAL NOVEL ABOUT MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND MODERN RELATIONSHIPS, BY ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW VOICES IN AMERICAN FICTION 'A marvel, full of shrewd observations, barbed wit, and deep insight . . . a remarkable debut novel from one of the most distinctive writers around' TOM PERROTTA 'Firing on all circuits, from psychological insight to cultural acuity to narrative strategy to very smart humor. Quite a debut!' KIRKUS (STARRED REVIEW)
Longlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
One of the best novels of recent years, Brodesser-Akner has an astonishing way with words that makes every situation hilarious and hearbreaking. When Fleishman's wife unexpectedly leaves him and his two children, he is forced to parent and explore his life like he never has before. Read it before the inevitable TV series is released.
Elisa, Book Grocer