Common Decency

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Common Decency | 9780857529015 | Susannah Dickey

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ISBN:9780857529015

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:21/07/2022 by Transworld Publishers Ltd

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FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF TENNIS LESSONS

In an apartment building in Belfast, two women wrestle with the sorrows and spectres of love and loss.

Since her mother’s death, Lily has withdrawn from the world, trapped between grief and anger. She has to break out of this damaging cycle – but how?

Upstairs, Siobhan is consumed by her affair with a married man. Her days revolve around his sporadic texts and rare visits. She barely notices the strange girl who lives below and dawdles in the foyer.

But Lily is keeping a close eye on her neighbour, whose life seems so much better and more fulfilling than her own. When resentment evolves into something darker and more urgent, she decides to teach Siobhan a lesson…

From the critically acclaimed author of Tennis Lessons comes a darkly powerful novel about two lives running closely in parallel but divided by gulfs of misunderstanding. With boundless wisdom and deep empathy, Dickey charts the anonymity and hidden intimacies of modern existence, and our profound human need to connect.

PRAISE FOR SUSANNAH DICKEY

‘I loved Tennis Lessons so much. Susannah is a phenomenally talented writer’ ELIZABETH DAY

‘A raw, fierce, shockingly honest coming-of-age story’ LOUISE O’NEILL

‘Incredibly funny . . . by turns charming and disgusting and I loved it’ NELL FRIZZELL

‘Brilliant . . . a wonderful writer, hugely talented, very funny and insightful’ ALAN DAVIES

‘Propulsive . . . brilliantly vivid . . . stays in the mind long after reading’ IRISH TIMES

‘A beautifully written and psychologically incisive bildungsroman…the arrival of a young writer to watch’ OBSERVER

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