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Genre: Literary Fiction
Everyone and Everything
A dazzling literary debut, Everyone and Everything will make you laugh, cry and call your sister.
When Yael Silver’s world comes crashing down, she looks to the past for answers and finds solace in surprising places. An unconventional new friendship, a seaside safe space and an unsettling amount of dairy help her to heal, as she wrestles with her demons – and some truly terrible erotic literature.
Funny and tender, Everyone and Everything is about friendship, grief and the deep, frustrating bond between sisters. It asks what makes us who we are and what leads us onto ledges. Perfect for fans of Meg Mason, Nora Ephron and Victoria Hannan, this is an intimate, wry and wise exploration of one woman’s journey to the brink and back.
‘So utterly, beautifully, awkwardly human you will laugh and howl and cringe in recognition. This is a novel about facing up to the worst of life and stubbornly deciding to go ahead and love it anyway. I adored it.’ Emily Maguire
‘This novel is melancholy, funny and unpredictable – just like its protagonist. A great read.’ Allee Richards
‘I couldn’t put it down. Humour, in Cohen’s hands, is a super power. She uses it so deftly to tell a story that is, by turns, devastating, life-expanding and laugh-out-loud funny. A luminous debut.’ Sarah Krasnostein
‘A clever, funny, and very warm novel about illness, death and grief — and a lead character that I really wanted to hang out with longer.’ Holly Throsby
‘One of the best books I’ve read in ages and ages.’ Ewa Ramsey
‘Delicate yet unyielding, fresh yet familiar, Nadine Cohen breathes new life into sad girl lit and redefines the term “a stunning debut.” Everyone and Everything is tender, honest and utterly unputdownable. It ruined my weekend plans and turned my world new colours from page one.‘ Genevieve Novak
‘This brilliant book doesn’t shy away from the rough stuff, exploring the complexity and brutality of life, all the while maintaining a grip on to the occasional simple joy and beauty of it all. I was cackling away at Nadine’s unique perspectives one minute, and sobbing the next. A magnificent debut!’ Myf Warhurst
‘This book gave me all the feelings.’ John Birmingham