Author(s): Stibbe, Nina,
Date of Publication: 02/01/2020,
Pagination: 288 pages,
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Teenager Lizzie Vogel has a new job as a dental assistant. This is not as glamorous as it sounds. At least it means mostly getting away from her alcoholic, nymphomaniacal, novel-writing mother.
But, if Lizzie thinks being independent means sex with her boyfriend (he prefers bird-watching), strict boundaries (her boss keeps using her loo) or self-respect (surely only actual athletes get fungal foot infections?) she's still got a lot more growing up to do.
WINNER of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.
WINNER of the Comedy Women In Print Prize.