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Popular fiction Shelf life

  • By Livia Franchini
  • Price: £12.99
  • ISBN: 9780857526663
  • Availability: Limited Stock

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'Shelf Life is whip-smart, slyly heartbreaking, and I felt the truth of it in my bones.' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water CureRuth is thirty years old. She works as a nurse in a care home and her fiance has just broken up with her. The only thing she has left of him is their shopping list for the upcoming week.

Starting with six eggs, and working through spaghetti and strawberries, apples and tea bags, this inventive novel builds a picture of a woman defined by the people she serves; her patients, her friends, and, most of all, her partner of ten years. Without him, Ruth needs to find out - with conditioner and single cream and a lot of sugar - who she is when she stands alone. With her fresh unpredictable style, Franchini skewers modern relationships and toxic masculinity, moving effortlessly between humour and heartbreak to tell the story of a woman rebuilding herself on her own terms.

Title details

Series Popular fiction Title Shelf life
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date August 2019 Authors Livia Franchini
Binding Hardback Pages N/A
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 340
ESB Code 362989 ISBN 9780857526663
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £12.99

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