8pm, 8th Sept 2020 – Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman Is in Trouble is a 2019 novel by American writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The debut novel was published on 18 June 2019 by Penguin Random House. It tells the story of a Manhattan couple undergoing a bitter divorce.

‘So sharp’ GUARDIAN

‘This is the novel of the summer . . . There is no one that this book isn’t for. I can’t believe it’s a first novel. Pure brilliance’ INDIA KNIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES

Could be one of the books of my entire lifetime. I’ve never felt so seen’ GRACE DENT, GUARDIAN

‘Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching’ DAVID NICHOLLS

‘This book is a work of utter perfection’ ELIZABETH GILBERT

‘The most astonishingly brilliant Trojan horse of a novel’ DOLLY ALDERTON

‘Wonderful. Utterly blistering . . . A wildly entertaining, moving story’ MARIAN KEYES

‘Brimming with wisdom and utterly of this moment . . . Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page turner with heft’ MARIA SEMPLE

‘It is a Great Novel . . . It has depth, wit, nuance and life. Heartbreaking and funny’ NIGELLA LAWSON

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FICTION: DÉBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
RUNNER-UP FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE 2020
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE/JOHN LEONARD AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

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