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Idiopathy

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
This bitterly humorous debut is a novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle. Katherine has given up trying to be happy. Her cynical wit repels the people she wants to attract, and attracts the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn't sure that he loves his new girlfriend. But somehow not telling her he loves her has become synonymous with telling her that he doesn't love her, meaning that he has to tell her he loves her just to maintain the status quo.

When their former friend Nathan returns from a stint in a psychiatric ward to find that his mother has transformed herself into best-selling author and Twitter sensation 'Mother Courage' - Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not. Both scathing invective on a self-obsessed generation and moving account of love and loneliness, Idiopathy skewers everything from militant environmentalists to self-help quackery and announces the arrival of a savagely funny talent.

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Idiopathy: A Novel
Author(s): Sam Byers
ISBN: 0-86547-764-7 / 978-0-86547-764-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
ISBN: 0-00-741208-8 / 978-0-00-741208-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Idiopathy: A Novel
Author(s): Sam Byers
ISBN: 0-86547-812-0 / 978-0-86547-812-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
ISBN: 0-00-741210-X / 978-0-00-741210-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Idiopathy: A Novel
Author(s): Sam Byers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


April 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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