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Contemporary Fiction

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Debut
We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Gail Honeyman, on your first novel!

by Gail Honeyman

Quick take

"This is a warm account of one woman’s fight to let go of old hurts and insecurities and make room for self-acceptance and friends."

Why I love it

Ever meet one of those people who, for no clear reason, treats you like you’re not worth the time of day? I often wonder what their reason is for acting like that. Did they wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Are they just clueless about how conversations work? Or could it be that their life experiences give them reason to be guarded, to be wary of giving other people even the tiniest of ins?

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Synopsis

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When...

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