Fleishman Is in Trouble

Finally free from his nightmare of a marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of Tinder dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future of few responsibilities, 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.

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'Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching' DAVID NICHOLLS

'It is a Great Novel . . . It has depth, wit, nuance and life. Heartbreaking and funny' NIGELLA LAWSON

'This is the novel of the summer . . . There is no one that this book isn't for. I can't believe it's a first novel. Pure brilliance' INDIA KNIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Could be one of the books of my entire lifetime. I've never felt so seen' GRACE DENT, GUARDIAN

'This book is a work of utter perfection' ELIZABETH GILBERT

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Finally free from his nightmare 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 . . .

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE:

'So sharp' GUARDIAN

'The most astonishingly brilliant Trojan horse of a novel' DOLLY ALDERTON

'Wonderful. Utterly blistering . . . A wildly entertaining, moving story' MARIAN KEYES

'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

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FICTION: DÉBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
RUNNER-UP FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE 2020
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE/JOHN LEONARD AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

Additional information

Weight 260 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 28 mm
Author

Brodesser-Akner, Taffy

Publisher

Wildfire

Imprint

Wildfire

Cover

Paperback

Pages

373

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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