This book is the winner of an Observer 'New Face of Fiction 2015' and an Amazon Rising Star 2015. It is longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for Debut Fiction 2015.
"Genuinely one of the best books I've ever read." (Lisa Jewell).
"Spare, poignant and with a quirky charm all of its own, it reminds us how kind people can be." (Rachel Joyce).
"Absolutely bloody heartrending. Hannah's eccentric style is never mawkish and often wonderfully funny." (The Times).
"Hannah writes with emotional acuity. Warm, wry, thoughtful and devastating in places, this is a life-enhancing missive from death's door." (The Sunday Times).
This is a striking literary debut of love and mortality perfect for fans of quirky, heart-wrenching fiction like Nathan Filer, David Nicholls and Rachel Joyce. Ivo has all kinds of everyday joy in his life - he's young, he's in love, he has friends who promise to stand by him if life ever goes wrong. Then one day, life does go wrong. He makes a mistake, and it's big and unforgiveable. Now time is running out and his life is falling apart. But he's going to put it together again. His own way.
This is a story about how far love must stretch to gather a life in pieces. And how strong friendship never dies.