Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut Book of the Year 2020
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
Finally free from his nightmare of a marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of online dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future that is wildly different from the one he imagined, his life turns upside-down as his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears.
While Toby tries to find out what happened - juggling work, kids and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity - his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation. But if he ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place . . .
A blistering satirical novel about marriage, divorce and modern relationships, by one of the most exciting new voices in American fiction.
Our favourite quote: 'That was what I knew for sure, that this was the only way to get someone to listen to a woman—to tell her story through a man; Trojan horse yourself into a man, and people would give a shit about you.'
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