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Serious Sweet

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is fifty-nine and divorced, a senior civil servant in London who hates many of his colleagues and loathes his work for a government engaged in unmentionable acts.

Meg Williams is a bankrupt accountant - two words you don't want in the same sentence, or anywhere near your resume. She's forty-five and shakily sober, living on Telegraph Hill in London, where she can see the city unfurl below her.

Somewhere out there is Jon, pinballing around the city with a cell phone and a letter-writing habit he can't break. He's a man on the brink, leaking government secrets and affection for a woman he barely knows as he runs for his life.

Poignant, deeply funny, and beautifully written, Serious Sweet is about two decent, damaged people trying to make moral choices in an immoral world, ready to sacrifice what's left of themselves for honesty and for a chance at tenderness. As Jon and Meg navigate the sweet and serious heart of London - passing through twenty-four hours that will change them both forever - they tell an unusual and moving love story.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5039-3651-1 / 978-1-5039-3651-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A
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May 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Serious Sweet
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ISBN: 0-224-09844-6 / 978-0-224-09844-1 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 0-09-958743-2 / 978-0-09-958743-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5039-3650-3 / 978-1-5039-3650-8 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5318-3607-0 / 978-1-5318-3607-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5318-3608-9 / 978-1-5318-3608-5
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Serious Sweet
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
Publisher: Little A
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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