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Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
  

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Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life - or possibly to destroy it altogether. It's difficult to be certain as they only speak dog...

If you like Meg Rosoff you might also like to read books by David Nicholls, Dodie Smith and Mark Haddon.

Synopsis

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.

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Emily Wright - 'Jonathan Unleashed is a delightfully quirky read, by turns poignant, comic and insightful. Just like Dante and Sissy, our canine protagonists, there is much more to this book than first meets the eye.' Angela Rhodes - 'A tender, wonderful book, and one that will have you smiling and telling your friends to read.' Phylippa Smithson - 'I giggled my way through this most engaging story of a man struggling to believe he is a grown up and yearning for the simplicity of his childhood.' Sandra Rabiasz - 'This is a perfect gem of a book, so engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.' Val Rowe - 'I laughed. I cried...An unexpected treasure of a book!' Sarah Harper - 'This lovely, gently meandering book will leave you quietly smiling to yourself, not to mention desperately wanting a companion like Sissy or Dante if you don’t already have the equivalent by your side.' Kathryn Whitfield - 'Hilarious romantic comedy you will love and won't be able to put down.' Vicky-Leigh Sayer - 'Jonathan unleashed is a novel full of some wonderful quirky characters, and is a great quick read. Perfect for this chilly winter nights where you need a little warmth...'

Further Praise for Meg Rosoff:

'Meg Rosoff has the gift of being able to talk to the reader with a directness that goes like an arrow to the heart.' The Times

'I completely fell in love with it, its confused but endearing hero, its wit, its portrait of New York and its dogs. It's the kind of romantic comedy, both wise and hilarious, I always hope to find in a movie and never do. I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit, and if it doesn't become a Nora Ephron-style film I'll be amazed. Even as a big fan of Meg's work, it took me by surprise' -- Amanda Craig

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to London in 1989. The bestselling author of ten books, she has won or been shortlisted for twenty international awards including the Orange First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the National Book Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her first novel, How I Live Now, has sold over one million copies and was made into a feature film. Meg Rosoff was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2014. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.

Author photo © Eamonn McCabe

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Book Info

Publication date

11th February 2016

Author

Meg Rosoff

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781408870778

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