The Happy Couple by Naoise Dolan

Staff Pick

Dolan has composed a delightful anti-romance that is sparse and incisive in its observations of compulsory love and Irish identity. Told in six parts, the narrative follows the cacophonous nuptials of Celine, a tunnel-visioned concert pianist, and Luke, a "guy with a job." These meticulously layered narratives build to a fittingly symphonic finale: the wedding day. As she did in her  debut, Exciting Times, Dolan maintains a detached yet charismatic voice that makes this painfully funny to read.

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ISBN: 9780063330467
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - November 7th, 2023