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Idiopathy

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
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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Used availability for Sam Byers's Idiopathy


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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
ISBN: 0-00-741208-8 / 978-0-00-741208-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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
Title: Idiopathy
Author(s): Sam Byers
ISBN: 0-00-741210-X / 978-0-00-741210-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

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

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

Kindle Editions

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

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



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