Author(s): Brodesser-Akner, Taffy,
Date of Publication: 09/07/2020,
Pagination: 384 pages,
Published By: Headline Publishing Group,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Finally free from his nightmare marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of online dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future that is wildly different from the one he imagined, 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...
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020.
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD.
LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FICTION: DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS.
RUNNER-UP FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE 2020.
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE/JOHN LEONARD AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK.