Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She’s against racism. She’s a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife…well, maybe not that last one, considering she’s having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband’s been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the “Angriest Man in Holloway” column for their local paper.
But now David’s changed. He’s become a good person, too—really good. He’s found a spiritual leader. He has become kind, soft-spoken, and earnest. He’s even got a homeless kid set up in the spare room. Katie isn’t sure if this is a deeply-felt conversion, a brain tumor—or David’s most brilliantly vicious manipulation yet. Because she’s finding it more and more difficult to live with David—and with herself.
“Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous all at once.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A darkly funny and thought-provoking ride.”—USA Today
“A bitingly clever novel of ideas…[a] profound, worrying, hilarious, sophisticated, compulsive novel.”—The Sunday Times (UK)
“Daringly different.”—New York Daily News
“How to be good? How to be bloody marvelous more like.”—The Mail on Sunday (UK)
“Breezily hilarious and thought-provoking at the same time.”—New York magazine
“Seriousness spiked with humor…a page-turner.”—The Washington Times
“A thorny parable…very funny and shrewd.”—Salon.com