Published: June 2019
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'The most astonishingly brilliant Trojan horse of a novel' DOLLY ALDERTON
'Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching' DAVID NICHOLLS
'This book is a work of utter perfection' ELIZABETH GILBERT
'Wonderful. Utterly blistering . . . A wildly entertaining, moving story' MARIAN KEYES
Finally free from his nightmare of a 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
'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
'[A] heady cocktail of forensic observation, sardonic wit and cynicism mixed with zeitgest . . . A novel for our times' PANDORA SYKES
'It is a Great Novel . . . It has depth, wit, nuance and life. Heartbreaking and funny' NIGELLA LAWSON
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