Man of My Dreams
Curtis Sittenfeld

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Narrated By: Susan Denaker

Duration: 9 hours and 39 minutes

What to expect

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Hannah is a confused fourteen-year-old. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's own life, her parents' marriage is crumbling.

Over the next decade and a half, love throws her some complicated questions. At what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed up childhood? Is settling for someone who's not your soulmate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a guy who might not love you back, are you being plucky - or just pathetic?

© Curtis Sittenfeld 2000 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Coming of age, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Contemporary lifestyle fiction, Contemporary romance, Narrative theme: Interior life

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Funny and painfully true... Closing it for the last time, you feel like you're losing a new best friend

Marie Claire

Sittenfeld is a clever and refreshing writer... Likeable and compelling... Witty and astute... The result is impressive but most of all enjoyable

The Sunday Times

Delightful... Entertaining and thought-provoking... Sittenfeld's cut-glass prose and razor-sharp observations take her work to another level

Observer

Good-humoured, deeply engaging... Brilliant... Gratifying and elucidating

Guardian

Razor-sharp... Sittenfeld's prose, which has that elusive ability to seduce you without you ever noticing The writing, is a joy to read, and her characters a joy to spend time with