Eleanor Oliphant has organised her life to ensure unexpected events do not occur. Keenly timetabled, she wears the same clothes to work every day and follows the same weekly routine. Eleanor’s understanding of life is touching in its clarity, funny and sad.
Perhaps inevitably her world begins to unravel with what initially appears to be a minor event. Her subsequent insights into her past are heart wrenching and although it isn’t easy, her willingness to engage in the process is hopeful and ultimately liberating. Throughout the book Eleanor experiences a metamorphosis that makes you smile, laugh and cry. An extraordinary debut novel.
Sunday Times bestseller and soon-to-be major motion picture, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has taken the literary world by storm. Honeyman has created a flawed, funny and brave protagonist who starts learning how to live in the world.