Out of Play

Out of Play

3.89 (436 ratings by Goodreads)
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Hilarious, surprising and deeply moving. Out of Play explores themes of grief, loss and letting go. It's been fifteen years of marriage and the threads holding Gillian and Ralph together are wearing thin. So thin, Gillian isn't sure it's worth holding on. She's a professional musician and yoga enthusiast who enjoys a good latte. Her husband, Ralph, is a larper. Larp stands for Life Action Role Play and involves spending weekends chasing imaginary foes in costume. Gillian seeks support from a therapist and is surprised when she's encouraged to give Ralph's hobby a try. "Who knows? It may make you smile. It may make you laugh. It may even improve your sex life. How terrible could it be?" Gillian's about to find out. Will going on a role-play adventure heal Gillian's marriage, or will the game shed light on everything that is wrong?Praise for Out of Play: "Out of Play is nothing as it seems, which makes it pretty perfect." Chicklit Central "Funny, poignant, heartbreak; lots of things that resonate with any 40 something reader. I would recommend this book to any of my friends that have enjoyed Bridget Jones with me." Appletree Books "I kept reading and reading until the next thing I knew, there were tears in my eyes, a stupid smile on my face, and the clock read far after midnight." Layla's Book Blog
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 15mm | 281g
  • English
  • 1777567114
  • 9781777567118

Rating details

436 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (138)
4 36% (159)
3 24% (103)
2 6% (26)
1 2% (10)
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