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Fleishman is in trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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Title
Fleishman is in trouble
Author
Taffy Brodesser-Akner
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Wildfire
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200709

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: DBUT 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

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'This is the novel of the summer . . . There is no one that this book isn't for. I can't believe it's a first novel. Pure brilliance' INDIA KNIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Could be one of the books of my entire lifetime. I've never felt so seen' GRACE DENT, GUARDIAN

'Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching' DAVID NICHOLLS

'This book is a work of utter perfection' ELIZABETH GILBERT

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 . . .

A BLISTERING SATIRICAL NOVEL ABOUT MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND MODERN RELATIONSHIPS, BY ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW VOICES IN AMERICAN FICTION

'So sharp' GUARDIAN

'The most astonishingly brilliant Trojan horse of a novel' DOLLY ALDERTON

'Wonderful. Utterly blistering . . . A wildly entertaining, moving story' MARIAN KEYES

'Brimming with wisdom and utterly of this moment . . . Taffy Brodesser-Akner's debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page turner with heft' MARIA SEMPLE

'It is a Great Novel . . . It has depth, wit, nuance and life. Heartbreaking and funny' NIGELLA LAWSON

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Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She has also written for GQ, ESPN the Magazine, and many other publications. Fleishman Is in Trouble, her first novel, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Long Island Compromise is her second novel.

This is the novel of the summer . . . It is incredibly wise. There is no one that this book isn't for. I can't believe it's a first novel. Pure brilliance
The Sunday Times - India Knight

This book . . . is the most astonishingly brilliant Trojan horse of a novel. Begins as a hilarious, fast-paced tale of a middle-aged Manhattan man navigating fast sex culture of dating apps, ends as a gut-punch feminist text
Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love

Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching
David Nicholls, author of One Day

Wonderful. Utterly blistering about how women have to live - a powerful feminist book wrapped with perfect stealth in a wildly entertaining, moving story
Marian Keyes, author of The Break

Here is a portrait of modern love and marriage that is blisteringly funny, wincingly painful, and - ultimately - both heartbreaking and humane. Fleishman Is in Trouble reminds me of the great novels of the 1960s and 1970s - just the sort of thing that Philip Roth or John Updike might have produced in their prime (except, of course, that the author understands women). Taffy Brodesser-Akner can write the pants off any novelist out there. She's a star, and this book is a work of utter perfection
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Fleishman Is in Trouble is so much smarter than a Great American Novel wannabe written by another clever man . . . What Brodesser-Akner has achieved here, by Trojan-horsing herself into Toby's point of view, is to quietly reveal the souls of the women in the story. But more than that, to show that all stories - about marriage, love, loss, hope and disappointment - really are universal. Libby believes that "all humans are essentially the same, but only some of us, the men, were truly allowed to be that without apology". This is an honest, powerful, human story with no apologies. And it will do the "American Novel" a power of good.
Guardian - Katy Guest

I have just finished Fleishman Is in Trouble... and feel bereft. I read it too fast, because I couldn't stop, but can't bear that it's ended. It is a Great Novel (yes: cap G; Cap N). It has depth, wit, nuance and life. Heartbreaking and funny
Nigella Lawson

From its opening pages, Fleishman is in Trouble is shrewdly observed, brimming with wisdom and utterly of this moment.
Not until its explosive final pages are you fully aware of its cunning ferocity.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner's debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page turner with heft
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

Delving deep into the gender inequalities of sex, marriage, divorce and online dating in modern-day New York, it is a book teeming with insights and humour, a genuine tour de force
The Irish Times - Sarah Gilmartin

So urgently modern and relevant . . . I kept turning down pages
Hadley Freeman

Chock full with humour and originality . . . It's a grown-up comedy that actually has far deeper things to say about love
Stylist - Francesca Brown

Excellent first novel by the New York Times super-interviewer
The Sunday Times Magazine - Josh Glancy

Smart and sassy but also dark and scabrous, fans of Maria Semple will love Fleishman Is in Trouble too.
Sarra Manning - Red Online

It's biting and bracing, and - like the best beach reads - offers unflinching insight into the unexplored depths of the human condition.
Nylon - Kristin Iversen

Her debut novel takes her uncanny knack for articulating the human condition with incisive tenderness to new heights; Fleishman is in Trouble is a wisdom-packed story about modern relationships
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Type
BOOK
Edition
1st paperback ed
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
373

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