The Cactus : a Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club read 2018 Paperback / softback
A RICHARD AND JUDY AUTUMN BOOK CLUB PICK'One of the funniest, quirkiest books either of us has read for a long time ... stand by for a slam-bam finish.' Richard & Judy Book Club'The Cactus will be compared to Gail Honeyman's 2017 hit, the appealingly eccentric Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' Sunday Times 'Wonderfully funny and astute' Red'Funny, compelling, well-written...for fans of Marian Keyes who demand a bit of grit in their comic writing' Emerald Street'An original, engaging and totally believable character' - Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project'Legal battles, lapses of logic and the joys and fears of motherhood are explored in this astute, funny and moving novel of a woman learning how to let go' Daily MailIt's never too late to bloom ...
People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green - family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself, and that's all she needs.
Age 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham.
She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits.
Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. And things can only get worse ... at least in Susan's eyes. This sparkling debut is a breath of fresh air with real heart and a powerful emotional punch.
In Susan we find a character as exasperating and delightful as The Rosie Project's Don Tillman.
An uncompromising feminist and a fierce fighter, it's a joy to watch her bloom.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 04/10/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781473660632
- Hardback from £11.85
- EPUB from £2.99