Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance. . . Hilarious and moving.People

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s 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. 

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 Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting 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. 
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About the author

Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was short-listed for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress and is Honeyman’s debut novel. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
May 9, 2017
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780735220706
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Gail Honeyman
EL PERSONAJE QUE HA ENCENDIDO LA MENTE Y EL CORAZÓN DE TODO EL MUNDO.

«Eleanor Oliphant está perfectamente es un destello literario realmente original: divertido, conmovedor e impredecible. La travesía que recorre Eleanos para salir de las sombras más oscuras está magistralmente urdida y atrapa hasta el final.»
Jojo Moyes, autora de Yo antes de ti.

«Qué fuerza tiene... Eleanor Oliphant está perfectamente me tiene conquistada.»
Fiona Barton, autora de La viuda.

«Te hace reír en voz alta a la vez que te va provocando una sensación acechante de miedo, para luego noquearte con el espectacular giro en la trama. Un debut impresionante como pocos.» Eleanor Wasserberg

«Me cuesta pensar en un personaje que me haya calado más hondo que el de Eleanor Oliphant.» Jo Cannon

«El atractivo debut de Honeyman es en parte comedia, en parte thriller emocional y en parte historia de amor.» Kirkus Reviews

«Los lectores animarán a Eleanor mientras esta se enfrenta con su oscuro pasado y lo convierte en un futuro más luminoso.» Booklist

Eleanor Oliphant siempre dice lo que piensa. Lucha por dejar de ser alguien con pocas habilidades sociales. Se ha preparado un calendario vital cuidadoso y estricto para evitar interacciones sociales: los fines de semana los pasa sola comiendo pizza congelada y bebiendo vodka y todos los miércoles habla con su madre. Pero todo cambia cuando Eleanor conoce a Raymond, el informático de la oficina. Juntos abandonarán la soledad en la que han estado viviendo.

Una novela cálida y elegante. La historia de una heroína fuera de lo común, cuya inexplicable rareza e ingenio descarado la llevará a darse cuenta de que la única manera de sobrevivir en el mundo real es abriendo su corazón a la amistad.

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