Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins

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When Tom moves with his wife Ann from their tiny Camden flat into a large house in Hackney, he feels as if it's the start of the rest of their life together. Deeply in love, and with a baby on the way, everything, Tom thinks, is finally coming together. He and Ann anticpate the arrival of the baby, as Ann, particularly galvanized, spends hours cleaning and reorganizing the house, and sitting up all night talking with a renewed passion about life, love, and art. But there is a darker side to this new fervour, somehow linked with her conviction that someone is lingering threateningly around their new home. Someone who - Tom soon realizes - may not exist at all.
 

About Emily Perkins

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Emily Perkins was born in 1970. She is the author of Not Her Real Name, a prizewinning collection of short stories that won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the novels Leave Before You Go, The New Girl, and Novel About My Wife, winner of the Believer Book Award.
 
Published December 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA. 290 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But the apparatus can be clumsy, especially the intercut typescript scenes from the disastrous trip to Fiji on which Tom and Ann were married.

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Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop A middle-aged couple in an ungentrified part of Hackney, expecti...

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Now, after a seven-year gap, she has produced Novel About My Wife, which is written from the point of view of a bitter, sad and - yes - disaffected man in his early 40s, named Tom Stone.

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The Independent

Tom, a wanabee scriptwriter and Ann, a transplanted antipodean, can't really afford to live in London, but they still can't imagine living anywhere else.

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The Bookbag

Bogged down in a world filled with the kind of people Tom hates, he becomes increasingly bitter at his dearth of success and the breadth of his failings and as if money was not in short enough supply, Tom's wife Ann announces that she is pregnant with their first child.

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