Whatever Makes You Happy

Whatever Makes You Happy

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Matt, Daniel and Paul were childhood friends. Now in their thirties, they've lost touch and have only one thing in common: their mothers. Little do they know that, having spent a cardless Mother's Day discussing how their emotionally dysfunctional offspring should be settling down, Carol, Gillian and Helen have decided to pay their wayward sons a visit. On the same day, they turn up on their sons' doorsteps, uninvited and unannounced. Their plan is to reestablish the mother-son bond by moving in for one week. Just a week. Surely that's not a lot to askshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747596522
  • 9780747596523
  • 443,683

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'Everyone in my family, from my teenaged daughter to my husband and mother-in-law, has got something out of it besides laughter' Amanda Craig, Independent 'Very funny A convincing, moving portrait of an evolving relationship between mother and adult son' Guardian 'Brilliantly observed, howlingly funny and, if you have a son, all too recognisable' Woman and Home 'A moving meditation on miscommunications between sexes, across generations and over dinner tables' Financial Timesshow more

About William Sutcliffe

William Sutcliffe is the author of four previous novels, New Boy, Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon and Bad Influence, which have been translated into twenty languages.show more

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381 ratings
3.27 out of 5 stars
5 10% (38)
4 30% (116)
3 40% (154)
2 16% (60)
1 3% (13)
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