Daphne Maritch doesnt quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear.The late June Winter Maritch was the teacherto whom the class of 68 had dedicated itsyearbook, and in turn she went on toattend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each onenot always charitablyand noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.
In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, spark joy), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when its found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbooks mysteriesnot to mention her own familystake on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignantand absurd.
Good Riddance is a pitch-perfect,whip-smart new novel from an enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist (Washington Post).
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: HMH Books
- Publication Date: 04/02/2020
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780358108559
- Hardback from £17.25