Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author(s): Gail Honeyman

Fiction

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon


 


Named a New York Times 2017 "Books to Breeze Through This Summer"


 


Winner of the 2018 Costa First Novel Award


 


Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction


 


No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond's big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repairing her own profoundly damaged one. And if she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship--and even love--after all.
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart.


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Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction

`A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping' --Jojo Moyes

`Original [and] unexpectedly funny' --SUNDAY TIMES

`As perceptive and wise as it is funny and endearing... Warm, funny and thought-provoking' --OBSERVER

`A narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness... Wonderful and joyful' --Jenny Colgan, GUARDIAN

`Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming' Wendy Holden, -DAILY MAIL

`I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' --Joanna Cannon

`Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage. Unmissable.' --SUNDAY EXPRESS

`A truly original voice and so good on loneliness: I sobbed- and sobbed' Cathy Rentzenbrink `An outstanding debut about loneliness and the power of a little kindness' --MAIL ON SUNDAY

`So powerful - I completely loved Elsome time' --YORKSHIRE POST

`Moving, funny and devastating' --THE HERALD

`Quirky, witty and absorbing' HEAT `Warm and funny, moving and deeply original, Eleanor Oliphant is completely marvellous' --Gavin Extence

`A beautiful and delicate balance between funny and heartbreaking... restores your faith in humanity' --RED

`You'll laugh and cry reading this fine debut' --PRIMA

`Impeccable' --Dawn O'Porter

`Delightful, dark and moving' --Sarah Pinborough

`Warm, quirky and fun, with a real poignancy underneath' --Julie Cohen

`A stunning debut! I laughed, wept and reflected' --Lucy Clarke

`Satisfyingly quirky' --NEW YORK TIMES

While Gail Honeyman was writing her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. Translation rights have sold to over thirty territories worldwide, Reese Witherspoon bought the film rights, and it was chosen as one of the Observer's Debuts of the Year for 2017. Gail was also awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award in 2014, and has been longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She lives in Glasgow.

General Fields

  • : 9780008172145
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : October 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 400
  • : Gail Honeyman
  • : Paperback