Wayward

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*'Furious and addictive' New York Times
*'Urgent, deeply moving, wholly original' GEORGE SAUNDERS
*'A dazzling lightning bolt of a novel' JENNY OFFILL
*'Fiercely funny and deliciously subversive' YIYUN LI

A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the year
Also chosen as a best book of the year by Vogue , Publishers Weekly and Kirkus

' Wayward reads like a burning fever dream. A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

'***** If there's any justice in the world, Spiotta's firecracker of a novel, Wayward , will bring her the attention she very much deserves' Lucy Scholes,
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Samantha Raymond's life has begun to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and she finds herself staring into 'the Mids' - hours of supreme wakefulness when women of a certain age contemplate their lives. For Sam, this means motherhood, mortality and the state of an unravelling nation.
When Sam falls in love with a decrepit Arts and Crafts house on the wrong side of town, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life, attempting to find beauty in the ruins.

* 'One of the most wildly talented writers in America. This is Spiotta's best book yet' GEORGE SAUNDERS
* 'A slyly funny, clever and compelling story about the righteous (and rarely irrational) rage of women of a certain age' SARRA MANNING, RED magazine
* 'A piercing novel about what we lose and gain by when we step out of life's deepest worn grooves' VOGUE
* 'She writes with sly humour and utter seriousness; a rare articulation of midlife now' CLAIRE MESSUD
* 'What begins as a vertiginous leap into hilarious rabbit holes ends as a brilliant meditation on mortality and time. How does she do it? Only Dana Spiotta knows. I'm just happy to see her work her magic' JENNY OFFILL

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.54
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780349016436

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