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21 Truths About Love: from the bestselling author of Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend

Matthew Green

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel, written entirely in lists, about a man whose life is at a crossroads.

'Honest, vulnerable, hilarious, and profoundly human' Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six

From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel about a struggling man, written entirely in lists.

Daniel Mayrock's life is at a crossroads:
1. His bookshop is failing.
2. He's sick of feeling useless.
3. His wife, Jill, is ready to start a family.
4. She has no idea about 1 and 2.

Dan is scared.

Then Jill gets pregnant.

And now all Dan knows is:
5. Dan loves Jill.

Brimming with Dan's hilarious sense of humour and unique world-view, his obsessive list-making paints a picture of a man who's willing to do just about anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life...

Praise for Matthew Green:

'A novel as creative, brave, and pitch-perfect as its narrator . . . It has been a long time since I read a book that has captured me so completely, and has wowed me with its unique vision' Jodi Picoult on Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

'A fresh, humorous exploration of what makes us vulnerable and what makes us responsible, and you can't help but root for Daniel Mayrock even when he's at his most mistaken. This is a love story of great pathos and beauty' Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra

'What to know about this novel: 1) It's written entirely in lists. 2) It's about an anxious man struggling with family and financial issues. And 3) It's an unconventional, endearing tale of impending fatherhood' The Washington Post

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Praise for 21 Truths About Love: from the bestselling author of Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend

  • A novel as creative, brave, and pitch-perfect as its narrator . . . It has been a long time since I read a book that has captured me so completely, and has wowed me with its unique vision

  • It's not quite enough to say that 21 Truths About Love is original, it is radical and extraordinary. I have no idea how Matthew Green made a story comprised entirely of lists feel so human but that's exactly what this story is: honest, vulnerable, hilarious, and profoundly human

  • What to know about this novel: 1) It's written entirely in lists. 2) It's about an anxious man struggling with family and financial issues. And 3) It's an unconventional, endearing tale of impending fatherhood - The Washington Post

  • A fresh, humorous exploration of what makes us vulnerable and what makes us responsible, and you can't help but root for Daniel Mayrock even when he's at his most mistaken. This is a love story of great pathos and beauty

  • A quick, light read, and an unexpected pleasure - The Seattle Times

  • Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasises the incalculable variety of the novel form - Booklist

  • A clever, genre-bending portrait of a man under pressure - Kirkus Reviews

  • Dicks has impeccable comedic timing and touchingly renders family dynamics - Publishers Weekly

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Matthew Green

Matthew Green is an author, storyteller and school teacher. He is the author of four previous novels including the international bestseller, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages. Matthew Green lives in Connecticut with his wife, their two children and two pet cats.

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