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Losing It

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What to expect

It’s not that she’s unhappy, per se. It’s just that she’s not exactly happy either.

She hasn’t done anything spontaneous since about 2003. Shouldn’t she be running a start up? Going backpacking? Exploring uncharted erogenous zones with inappropriate men?

Trapped between news of her mother’s latent sexual awakening and her spinster aunt’s odd behaviour, Julia has finally snapped. It’s time to take some risks, and get a life.
After all – what has she got to lose?</b>

Critics Review

  • “A charming, truthful story about a lovably imperfect young woman…a witty and insightful novel about the mysteries of human connection.”
    —Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements and Astonish Me

    “Every single page of Emma Rathbone’s Losing It contains a line so funny, so awkward, so perfect, that you do not want this momentous summer to end. Rathbone’s writing feels effortless, but it detonates in such wonderful ways. An amazing book.”
    —Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang

    “Emma Rathbone has the wisdom to understand that we are all the protagonists of our own stories, and the sense of humour to recognise the absurdity of that fact…Her Julia Greenfield is entirely imperfect and completely sympathetic, and Losing It is a bright gem of a novel.”
    —Lauren Fox, author of Days of Awe and Friends Like Us

    “A candid yet funny take on just what desire and love mean.” —The Millions, The Most Anticipated Books of 2016

    ” Rathbone reliably wrings the humour out of this situation, but more impressively, she manages to evoke its poignancy…. Amusing but also smart about people and unexpectedly sweet.” —Kirkus

    “A voice that is at once heartbreaking and hilarious, and startlingly true.” —Lydia Peelle

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