Sophie Hannah's sharp pen dissects modern life and relationships with insouciant honesty and ruthless wit, and her love poems evoke timeless feelings with a shrewd simplicity that deepens her range.
An edge of desolation, tenderness - an occasional flash of cruelty - and an ebullient delight in language make this a book of bittersweet pleasures. "Pessimism for Beginners" includes an extract from the opening chapter of Sophie Hannah's second psychological thriller, "Hurting Distance", published by Hodder and Stoughton, described by "The Times" as 'a superbly creepy, twisty thriller about obsessive love, psychological torture and the darkest chambers of the human heart'.
In poetry and prose, Sophie Hannah is compellingly readable.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 67 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/11/2007
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781857548785