Publication Date: 09/07/2020 ISBN: 9781526605672 Category:

Very Nice

Marcy Dermansky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 09/07/2020 ISBN: 9781526605672 Category:
Paperback / Softback




‘An addictive story of money, sex and bad house manners’

‘Everything you need in your new favourite summer novel’
Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians

‘Totally fabulous. An utterly addictive page-turner’
Daily Mail

Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, silky hair and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice.

Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in his student’s sprawling Connecticut home, but with the sparkling swimming pool, the endless supply of strawberries and Rachel’s beautiful mother, he does, and the home is very nice.

Becca Klein never thought she’d have a love affair so soon after her husband leaves her for a younger woman, but when her daughter’s professor walks into her home, bringing with him a poodle named Princess, she does, and the affair turns out to be… a very bad idea.

An ingenious blend of sex, secrets and betrayal, Very Nice is a sharp, compulsive take on modern life from one of America’s most exciting novelists.

Publisher Review

Very Nice is so sexy and reads so smooth that I was utterly addicted. Trenchantly observed and darkly funny, it will stick with you long after you finish its final, ferocious sentence -- Maria Semple, bestselling author of 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' This is a vicious little novel, smart, efficient, mean, full of terrible people behaving terribly, incisive observations about a certain class of people pretending they had no hand in the state of the world. Absolutely delightful -- Roxane Gay Everything you need in your new favourite summer novel -- Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Better than very nice, this book is glorious. Fast, funny and filled with memorably brilliant characters -- Jane Green, bestselling author of 'The Friends We Keep' This smart, sexy and funny book is a balm for rattled nerves -- Emma Straub, bestselling author of 'Modern Lovers' and 'The Vacationers' Very Nice is deceptively polite, a gracious rebuke to every writer who has sworn it's impossible to write about the times in which we live. Marcy Dermansky found the way in, spotted the connections holding our fragmented world together and made them sing. Her best book to date, which is saying quite a lot -- Laura Lippman, bestselling author of 'What the Dead Know' Subtly riotous. Dermansky has cultivated a style marked by humour so dry it threatens to ignite on the page. A wickedly fun and emotionally potent farce about the often-frustrating fluidity of our relationships to one another and ourselves * O Magazine * A story of sex and intrigue set amid rich people in a beautiful house with a picturesque swimming pool . . . Very funny * Washington Post * A cut above your average poolside read. Smart, stylist and sizzling with sharp wit. Very Nice is an addictive tale of complex family dynamics, entitlement, money, race, sex and secrets -- CultureFly Uproarious * Entertainment Weekly *

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