‘Do you know your desert island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?’
Rob does. He keeps a list, in fact. But Laura isn’t on it – even though she’s just become his latest ex. He’s got his life back, you see. He can do what he wants when he wants: like listen to whatever music he likes, look up the girls that are on his list, and generally behave as if Laura never mattered. But Rob finds he can’t move on. He’s stick in a really deep grove – and it’s called Laura. Soon, he’s asking himself some big questions: about love, about life – and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do.
‘Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love.’ Independent
‘A triumphant first novel. True to life and moving.’ Financial Times
‘Extremely cleverly observed.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Funny and compulsive.’ GQ
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