Witty, honest, gently philosophical - a brilliant British novel that will delight readers of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation.
Anna Raverat is the acclaimed author of Signs of Life. Lover is her second novel.
Anna Raverat is a humane and generous writer, giving voice to our best instincts and communicating, by quiet and often funny moments, a sense of our ability to overcome adversity with love. -- Chris Cleave A detailed observation of love, work and life told through a woman's crumbling marriage. The first-person voice is so compelling, it almost reads like a thriller. Addictive Bookseller Raverat mines the depth of this strife with wit, warmth and a sophisticated wisdom that makes it an unputdownable read. Psychologies Wise and subtle and witty ... filled with humanity and warmth. A compulsively readable book about a breakup from a brilliant new writer -- Maggie Gee This is one of the most bittersweet, searing books about a break up we've ever read. Cosmopolitan I wept through Lover by Anna Raverat. It's written with such a light touch, but is so piercing and so true. -- Liza Klaussmann, author of Tigers In Red Weather 'Fans of BBC drama Doctor Foster will devour this gripping tale of marital disintegration ... The writing is simply beautiful - moving and evocative, while skewering cliches about broken hearts and revenge. It's also the funniest book about a break-up you'll ever read, with a brilliant supporting cast of characters Glamour A sad and funny novel ... brilliantly skewers the insanities and inanities of the corporate workplace Stylist Anyone who has had heartbreak will wince at moments in this raw portrait of a marriage ... Skillfully written and powerful Sunday Mirror Brave Daily Mail A wise, honest and funny portrait of a marriage Fabulous Perceptive, insightful and engrossing Sunday Express Full of elegant prose and emotional insight ... With grace and humour, she immerses the reader in Kate's psychological disorientation ... As an anatomy of a broken marriage, Lover is a skilfully observed, evocative and affecting novel Observer Real, delicious summer reading, one for your suitcase, but with the bite of truthfulness ... telling the story of a husband's adulterous affair with unflinching truthfulness but also wit and generosity of spirit. A wise novel with values that is also elegantly written and a gripping read -- Maggie Gee Observer New Review The elegantly drawn portrait of a woman who alternates between anger, hope, despair, and acceptance is a familiar one ... Kate is a memorable character, rooted in a story as old as the hills yet still on point today. Booklist