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Watch Your Mouth

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Author: Daniel Handler

Genre: Literary Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780749005658
Rights: Uk & Comm Ex Can
Pub. Date: 1st May 2005

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Price: £9.99

Format: Trade Paperback

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When Joseph goes off to stay with his girlfriend Cynthia for the summer, he knows that she's close to her family. And why not? Her mother's a fantastic cook, her father is a caring, sharing kind of guy and it's obvious that Cyn's affectionate younger brother, Steven, has been missing her since she went away to college.

So at first Joseph is touched by the family's closeness. He really is. The way they make every meal into an occasion, the way they stay up late into the night talking, the way they love to brush up against each other in the kitchen ...

Joseph prides himself on giving people the benefit of the doubt. But as the summer wears on and the atmosphere in the family home grows hotter and stickier, the warning signs become hard to ignore. And it's pretty scary having to live with a family who love each other just that little bit too much.

What Critics Have Said»

‘Stomach-turning, well-written, there is much to enjoy in this subversive novel, which is by way of a comic nightmare’The Independent

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‘Dark, funny, smart and satisfyingly sick’Big Issue

‘Hander is a writer who is more than ready to pick up Vonnegut’s torch and write the kind of deftly funny absurdist story that both horrifies with its subject matter and hooks you with its humour’Salon

‘A clever, stylised novel, ripe with literary and religious puns and symbols… Watch Your Mouth is clever, witty and unpredictable’Booklist

‘A monsterpiece of creativity… Handler is a virtuosic and original writer’San Francisco Chronicle

‘Like Kafka on Prozac’New York Newsday

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I thought the book was well writen. It made me sickly. But I loved it. Great book. Can't wait until the next!Hayley Wood, Shalimar

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