The Answers

Catherine Lacey

Published: 8 June 2017
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781783782178
£12.99

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Published: 3 May 2018
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781783782185
£8.99

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Overview

'This summer's Must-Read novel... a darkly funny, tartly feminist look at the tender state of our bodies and souls' Vogue

'An unsettling, whip-smart meditation on love' Independent

'A clever, gripping read... the dystopian take on dating that everyone will be reading this year' Stylist

Mary is out of options. Estranged from her family, plagued by debt and beset by chronic pain, she signs up for 'The Girlfriend Experiment' - a mysterious project masterminded by a famous Hollywood actor, who, frustrated by his romantic and creative failure, hires a collection of women to fulfil the different roles of a relationship. Mary is to play the Emotional Girlfriend, alongside a Maternal Girlfriend, a Mundane Girlfriend, an Anger Girlfriend and, of course, an Intimacy Team. Each woman has her debts and her difficulties, her past loves and her secrets. As Mary and the actor are drawn ever closer together, the nature of the experiment changes, and the Girlfriends find themselves exposed to new perils, foremost among them, love.


About the author

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Catherine Lacey is the author of the novels, THE ANSWERS and NOBODY IS EVER MISSING. She has won a Whiting Award, was a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award, and was named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young American Novelists. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Vogue, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Based in Chicago, she is the 2017-2018 John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. More about the author





 
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