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How Not to Die Alone

How Not to Die Alone (Hardback)

By Roper, Richard

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also published in the UK title "Something To live For" A darkly funny and life-affirming debut novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine the story of one man who is offered a second chance at life and love when he develops an unexpected friendship--if he can expos...e the white lie he told years ago that grew into so much more. Andrew's day-to-day is a little grim, searching for next of kin for those who die alone. Thankfully, he has a loving family waiting for him when he gets home, to help wash the day's cares away. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. Andrew didn't mean for the misunderstanding to happen, yet he's become trapped in his own white lie. The fantasy of his wife and two kids has become a pleasant escape from his lonely one bedroom with only his Ella Fitzgerald records for company. But when new employee Peggy breezes into his life like a breath of fresh air, Andrew is shaken out of his routine. She doesn't notice the wall he's been safely hiding behind and their friendship promises to break it down. Andrew must choose: Does he tell the truth and start really living his life, but risk losing his friendship with Peggy? Or will he stay safe and alone, behind the fa ade? How Not to Die Alone is about the importance of taking a chance in those moments when we have the most to lose. Sharp and funny, warm and real, it's the kind of big-hearted story we all need.
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ISBN 9780525539889
Released NZ 28 May 2019
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780525539889
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Imprint G.P. Putnam's Sons
Released 28 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Roper, Richard
Category Modern Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Man-woman relationships, Romance fiction, Public health administration, Sex in the workplace
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade