Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2017-05-09
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Gail Honeyman
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.
âA charmer...satisfyingly quirky.ââJanet Maslin, The New York Times âBooks to Breeze Through This Summerâ
This wacky, charming novel...draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romanceâ¦.Hilarious and moving.âPeople
No oneâs ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.Â
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what sheâs thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.Â
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymondâs big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart.Â