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Weirdo : 'Unlike many debut novels this one will stick with you for a long time' Guardian

Weirdo : 'Unlike many debut novels this one will stick with you for a long time' Guardian

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Author: Pascoe, Sara

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Published on 14 September 2023 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 368 pages
144 x 225 x 36 | 476g

THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AND AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN, WRITER AND ACTOR SARA PASCOE'Moving and bittersweet and clever . . . I love it.' EMMA JANE UNSWORTH'Hilarious and heartbreaking at every sentence.' CARIAD LLOYD'Quietly profound and laughing-in-public funny.' CAITLIN MORAN'A tragicomic masterpiece.' DAISY BUCHANAN'A deep meditation on how it feels to be lost - in your relationship, your family, your job and even your own mind.' ELIZABETH DAY'Funny and deeply relatable.' GUARDIAN'A tremendously exciting voice.' THE TIMES'An incredible read.' AISLING BEA'I loved every page.' NATHAN FILER'I USED TO THINK MY MUM COULD SEE ME THROUGH THE CAT'Deep in Essex and her own thoughts, Sophie had a feeling something was going to happen and then it did. Chris has entered the pub and re-entered her life after Sophie had finally stopped thinking about him and regretting what she'd done.

Sophie has a chance at creating a new ending and paying off her emotional debts (if not her financial ones). All she has to do is act exactly like a normal, well-adjusted person and not say any of her inner monologue out loud. If she can suppress her light paranoia, pornographic visualisations and pathological lying maybe she'll even end up getting the guy she wants? Then she could dump her boyfriend Ian and try to enjoy Christmas.

What readers are saying:'Acutely and profoundly observed.''Brilliantly relatable and painfully honest.''A book that will make you laugh, think, and feel a little bit better about being yourself.''A funny, insightful and unusual perspective on growing into yourself.''This is one of the best novels I've read in a long time.'

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