Marian Keyes, author of the international best-seller This Charming Man and the award-winning Anybody Out There, explores life’s quirks and idiosyncrasies with unrivalled humour and sensitivity in Sushi for Beginners.
‘Dammit,’ she realized. ‘I think I’m having a nervous breakdown.’
Hot-shot magazine editor Lisa Edwards’ career is destined for high-rise New York when suddenly she’s diverted to low-rise Dublin. But what can she do about it?
Ashling Kennedy, Lisa’s super-organized assistant, worries about everything from her lack of waist to the lack of men in her life. She’s even anxious about a little bit of raw fish …
Clodagh Kelly is Ashling’s best friend and has her prince, her beautiful kids and a lovely house – everything in fact that Ashling ever wanted. She should be – yet, she’s not – happy.
Three women on the verge of happiness and even closer to complete breakdown. Which way will they fall?
‘Keyes has given romantic comedy a much-needed face-lift. Chatty and warmhearted, Keyes’s talent is to tell it how it is’ Independent
‘Laden with plots twists, jokey asides and nicely turned bits of zeitgeisty observational humour … her energetic, well-constructed prose delivers life and people in satisfyingly various shades of grey’ Guardian
‘The hottest young female writer in Britain and the voice of a generation’ Daily Mirror
Marian Keyes’s international bestselling novels include her Walsh sisters novels, Rachel’s Holiday, Watermelon, Angels, the award-winning Anybody Out There and now The Mystery of Mercy Close, which have marked Marian Keyes as one of the most distinctive female voices of this generation.