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How Not to Die Alone
By (author): Richard Roper
9780525539889 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Women May 28, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.31 x 9.31 x 1.21 in | 1.19 lb 336 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it’s a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.

“Off-beat and winning…Gives resiliency and the triumph of the human spirit a good name.”—The Wall Street Journal


All Andrew wants is to be normal. That’s why his coworkers believe he has the perfect wife and two children waiting at home for him after a long day. But the truth is, his life isn’t exactly as people think…and his little white lie is about to catch up with him. Because in all of Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he’s forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s finally time for him to start.

“Roper illuminates Andrew’s interior life to reveal not what an odd duck he is, but what odd ducks we all are.”—The New York Times Book Review

Story Locale: London, England

FUNNY AND TOUCHING DEBUT NOVEL: Richard Roper is fantastically witty, and Andrew’s tongue-in-cheek humor leaps off the page. With the charm and heart of Gail Honeyman or Nick Hornby, this novel is propulsive, filled with dark laughter and unforgettable insight into the way we live our lives.

ON TREND: There is a growing subgenre of Eleanor Oliphant-type books. With Eleanor Oliphant topping the paperback bestseller chart, the desire for more heartwarming but offbeat characters is here to stay.

CLEAR PICK FOR BOOK CLUBS: With an underdog protagonist, quirky love story, and captivating prose, this is a book to talk about. How Not to Die Alone is about perennially appealing topics like overcoming loneliness, finding human connection where you least expect it, and building a fulfilling life. There is much to promote here.

SAVVY AUTHOR WE CAN GROW: Roper knows the business of books—he’s a nonfiction editor at Headline UK. He’s well connected and will be a true asset for our publication, and we’ve got a second book under contract with him.

INTERNATIONAL EXCITEMENT: We pre-empted this novel in a major two-book deal and will publish simultaneously with Orion in the UK. The novel has now sold in 17 languages.

Richard Roper is a nonfiction editor at Headline, where he works with authors such as James Acaster, Joel Dommett, Andrew O’Neill, and Frank Turner. How Not to Die Alone is inspired by an article he read about people whose job it is to follow up after people die alone. It is his debut novel.

Author Residence: London, England

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Author Social Media: Twitter: @RichardRoper; Instagram: @RichardRoper

“Just the kind of book I wanted to read in these times. Charming, empathetic, witty, emotional, and hopeful, Roper’s cast of quirky, vulnerable characters make for a truly warm and affecting debut.”—J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

“Roper uplifts the human spirit and shows us how to embrace life and hope in his wickedly witty debut.”—Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

“A delightful read—filled with quirky and loveable characters, a compelling storyline and a perfect ending. I couldn’t put the book down! Richard Roper has written the most warm-hearted book about loneliness I’ve read.”—Miriam Parker, author of The Shortest Way Home

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