I'm Sorry You Feel That Way
Alice and Hanna must decide at last whether life is really anything more than (as Hanna would have it) a tragedy with a few hilarious moments.
There is their mother, who takes a divide-and-conquer approach to child-rearing, and their father, who takes an absent one. There is also their older brother Michael, whose disapproval is a force to be reckoned with.
There is the catastrophe that is never spoken of, but which has shaped everything...
As adults, Alice and Hanna must deal with disappointments in work and in love as well as increasingly complicated family tensions, and lives that look dismayingly dissimilar to what they'd intended. They must look for a way to repair their own fractured relationship, and they must finally choose their own approach to their dominant mother: submit or burn the house down.
'It's a warm book and a touching one. And did I mention it's funny? Just read it. You'll see' The Times
'Funny, tender and sad' Sunday Express
'If you liked Meg Mason's Sorrow and Bliss, you'll love this novel' Good Housekeeping
'One of the richest explorations of family dysfunction I've read' the i newspaper
'An enjoyably bittersweet novel about a dysfunctional modern family' Independent
'Razor-sharp ' Observer
'One of the funniest novels you'll read this year' Guardian
|Publication date||7 Jul 2022|