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Crazy

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472155771

Price: £8.99

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‘Stunning . . . it almost feels transgressive’ Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail

‘One of the most startling novels I’ve read this year’ Frances Wilson,
TLS

‘This book is brilliant – brave, truthful and intelligent’ Wendy Cope


I will break him; he will break me, and when we are broken, we will be even, and then we can be put back together again’

Jane has been accustomed to clever, undemonstrative men. So when, as a young woman, she meets Ardu, she is instantly bewitched by his intellect and detachment. What starts as a crush turns into something far darker, an all-consuming obsession, from which, years later, she is still reeling.

Crazy is a work of autofiction, a startling story of obsessive love, addiction, motherhood and work. It is a reckoning with fiction and with truth: how these things play out on the body; what it takes for a woman to write out her own life.

Reviews

I have yet to read a better account of the way in which the tales we tell about ourselves are themselves a form of addiction.
Frances Wilson, TLS Times Literary Supplement
An absolute belter
Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail
I was blown away by Crazy. Brilliant
Andrew Miller
Set amid the debris of a marriage which still haunts her, Feaver's beautifully written and startlingly frank book is so humane in its hard-won wisdom that every reader will recognise themselves in it.
Vesna Goldsworthy
This book is brilliant - brave, truthful and intelligent
Wendy Cope
Stunning . . . Tackling sex, writing and office politics, Jane shrewdly eyes her youthful guilelessness in a satisfyingly rich and complex narrative that rings so messily true to life, it almost feels transgressive
Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail
[One of the] most startling novels I've read this year and would recommend for total holiday immersion.
Frances Wilson, TLS Times Literary Supplement
Terribly funny, appallingly grim, acutely observed. It's wonderful
Sean O'Brien
Crackles with energy, integrity and a deep poetic sensibility
Julia Copus
Taut, intelligent and engaging
James Moran, The Tablet
Wonderful. Heart-bumpingly evocative of place and time, and a resonant, compelling act of creative remembering, of early life regrets and mistakes that might not have been either
Richard Beard