Idiopathy

Idiopathy

[a Novel of Love, Narcissism and Ailing Cattle]

Book - 2013
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Katherine has given up trying to be happy. Her cynical wit repels the people she wants to attract, and attracts the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn't sure that he loves his new girlfriend. When their former friend Nathan returns from a stint in a psychiatric ward to find that his mother has transformed herself into bestselling author and Twitter sensation 'Mother Courage', Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not.
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2013.
ISBN: 9780007412082
Branch Call Number: FICTION BYE

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ChristchurchLib Dec 02, 2013

This couldn’t be any more different than Bragg’s novel! The characters are not particularly likeable, in fact not likeable at all – a cynical relentlessly bitchy woman, her former partner, a wildly satirised politically correct couple – but the voices – mostly young except for someone’s mother, a writer of awful self help books – are pretty authentic. Bleak but brilliant.

ChristchurchLib Dec 02, 2013

This couldn’t be any more different than Bragg’s novel! The characters are not particularly likeable, in fact not likeable at all – a cynical relentlessly bitchy woman, her former partner, a wildly satirised politically correct couple – but the voices – mostly young except for someone’s mother, a writer of awful self help books – are pretty authentic. Bleak but brilliant.

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