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State Of Happiness

Stella Duffy

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'Both beautiful and challenging' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'Brave, understated and unforgettable' DAILY MAIL

'A sharp, sobering cocktail spiked with metaphysic, immense good humour and understanding Duffy gets better and better.' Ali Smith

'It is a pleasure and a relief to read someone who is not only first class but it also thorougly in tune with today's attitdues, feelings and lang

When Jack and Cindy meet at a friend's party they are immediately attracted to one another. But neither could have predicted the journey they would take together over the next seven years. From New York to LA, through undisguised passion and hidden secrets, they come to realise the truth about themselves and their feelings for each other.
Cindy and Jack think they have tested their love to its limits and passed with flying colours. But life has other plans, and when Cindy falls dangerously ill, they face their greatest challenge.
Heartbreaking, inspirational and beautiful, STATE OF HAPPINESS captures the truth about love, and the truth about death. It is, quite simply, a tour de force.

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Praise for State Of Happiness

  • 'Stella Duffy's unflinching account of terminal illness makes the book most absorbing. She's brilliant at evoking the closed-off-from-the-world quality that sickness engenders This is not a comfortable read, but admirable nonetheless.' DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • 'Both beautiful and challenging' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

  • 'Brave, understated and unforgettable' DAILY MAIL

  • 'A sharp, sobering cocktail spiked with metaphysic, immense good humour and understanding Duffy gets better and better.' Ali Smith

  • 'It is a pleasure and a relief to read someone who is not only first class but it also thorougly in tune with today's attitdues, feelings and language.' THE TIMES

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Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy has written thirteen novels, over fifty short stories, and ten plays. She has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year and twice won the CWA Short Story Dagger. HBO have optioned her two Theodora novels for television. In addition to her writing work, Stella is a theatre-maker and the co-director of the national Fun Palaces campaign for greater access to culture for all. She was awarded an OBE in 2016 for her services to the Arts. Her website is www.stelladuffy.wordpress.com.