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Publisher's Synopsis

'Brilliant' LUCY MANGAN, The Guardian

All her life, Susan's loved ones have been hiding a terrible secret from her: If she thinks too hard, her head will explode.

Luckily, her devoted boyfriend, anxious parents and fierce best friend are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep Susan safe in ignorant, thoughtless bliss. And until now, Susan has lived happily in a bubble of TV and takeaways, social media and small talk; anything to distract her from the spiralling thoughts that so often haunt the rest of us - thoughts that would be deadly for her.

But what happens when reality creeps in and Susan's perfectly curated world starts to crumble? Can we distract ourselves from the real world forever... and should we?

'No one understands the misery and hilarity of being alive better than Lucie Britsch ... Writing like this takes talent and the most tender of hearts.' JEAN KYOUNG FRAZIER, author of PIZZA GIRL

Praise for Lucie Britsch

'Surprising and irreverent' NEW YORK TIMES
'A strangely exuberant meditation on sadness' REFINERY29
'A whip-smart, biting piece of tragicomedy... Hilarious, profound' HUFFINGTON POST
'A wicked satire of our obsession with happiness' THE i
'A tragicomic riot of a book - charging, foul-mouthed and tender' CLAUDIA DEY
'Like a grown up Daria' HELEN MCCLORY
'If you're a Halle Butler fan or like despair cut with humour, you'll love this' LEIGH STEIN
'Dark and hilarious' ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN

Book information

ISBN: 9781409198680
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 558g
Height: 164mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 33mm