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by Joseph Connolly

Stuff Synopsis

A successful day for Emily - interior designer and total bitch - is throttling her husband Kevin and tormenting his best friend Raymond to their mutual satisfaction. A good day for Raymond is venting his frustrations on Emily's fine form and getting a glimpse of her even finer daughter Shelley. A tolerable day for Kevin is just avoiding Emily - until he meets a surprising young woman who sees through his dim wits to the kindly man beneath...Emily's a maelstrom of malice, but there's only so far she can push Kevin and Raymond before the storm finally breaks. Stripping the veneer of pretension and civility, Connolly's thrillingly repulsive characters are unveiled through breathless interior monologue to reveal the genuine and grotesque urges that drive them all into a violent climax.

Stuff Press Reviews

'It is Connolly's skill to get the reader to laugh at what should make you cry or at least wince' Times Literary Supplement. * Times Literary Supplement * 'A whirlwind plot ... Behind the chaos, a blacker and more sardonic wit bites' The Times. * The Times * 'A bleakly hilarious look at people obsessed with furniture in their lives, both actual and emotional' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782067030
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Joseph Connolly
Publisher: riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Joseph Connolly

Joseph Connolly is the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling writer of eleven novels, as well as eleven works of non-fiction. He lives in London.

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