'It takes the most ferocious intelligence, skill, and a deep reservoir of sadness to write a novel as funny as this. I adored it' - Meg Mason, author of Sorrow & Bliss. 'A devastating treat of a novel: funny, furious, dark and delicious' - Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmith. Meet the Hanrahan family, gathering for a momentous weekend as famous artist and notorious egoist Ray Hanrahan prepares for a new exhibition of his art – the first in many decades – and one he is sure will burnish his reputation for good. His three children will be there: beautiful Leah, always her father’s biggest champion; sensitive Patrick, who has finally decided to strike out on his own; and insecure Jess, the youngest...
Publisher: Mantle (March 8, 2022) Pages: 283 pages ISBN-10: 1529052742 ISBN-13: 978-1529052749 ASIN: B09FJZCNM7
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Charlotte Mendelson’s first novel, Love in Idleness, was published in 2001. Her second, Daughters of Jerusalem (2003) won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award. Her third, When We Were Bad (2007), was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Almost English (2013), her fourth, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Charlotte is a columnist for The New Yorker, where she writes about all things gardening in Onward and Upward in the Garden.