Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life - or possibly to destroy it altogether. It's difficult to be certain as they only speak dog. Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.
The first adult novel from the million-copy bestselling, prize-winning author of How I Live Now is a blisteringly funny, touching story of a man whose love life is going to the dogs.
Meg Rosoff has the gift of being able to talk to the reader with a directness that goes like an arrow to the heart. The Times I completely fell in love with it, its confused but endearing hero, its wit, its portrait of New York and its dogs. It's the kind of romantic comedy, both wise and hilarious, I always hope to find in a movie and never do. I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit, and if it doesn't become a Nora Ephron-style film I'll be amazed. Even as a big fan of Meg's work, it took me by surprise -- Amanda Craig One must simply revel in the joyful singularity of Rosoff's latest masterpiece Guardian A wonderful, captivating writer Daily Telegraph No one writes the way Rosoff does - as if she's thrown away the rules. I love her fizzy honesty, her pluck, her way of untangling emotion through words Daily Telegraph Meg Rosoff has the gift of being able to talk to the reader with a directness that goes like an arrow to the heart The Times The only predictable thing about Meg Rosoff is that each book will be entirely different from the last Daily Mail Rosoff's writing is luminously beautiful Financial Times It is only occasionally that a writer comes along with a voice so stridently pure and direct and funny that you simply can't question it - you tumble willingly into its thrall -- Julie Myerson Guardian I completely fell in love with Jonathan Unleashed, its confused but endearing hero, its wit, its portrait of New York and its dogs. It's the kind of romantic comedy, both wise and hilarious, I always hope to find in a movie and never do. I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit, and if it doesn't become a Nora Ephron-style film I'll be amazed. Even as a big fan of Meg's work, it took me by surprise -- Amanda Craig A magical and utterly faultless voice -- Mark Haddon Every sentence is crafted and weighted with beauty but it's the intelligence and shaping sensibility with which the story is told that make it something special Sunday Times A wonderfully original voice New Statesman Intelligent, ironic and darkly funny Time Out Genius! -- Anthony Horowitz Rosoff is a brave and uncompromising novelist Independent Mordantly funny and searingly well written, her books read like Samuel Beckett on ecstasy The Times Completely, completely wonderful -- Lucy Mangan Rosoff's prose is strong and muscular, its cadence that of a horse's canter, its chiming tone ballad-like LA Times
Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to London in 1989. The bestselling author of ten books for young adults and children, she has won or been shortlisted for twenty international awards including the Orange First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award in America. Her first novel, How I Live Now, sold nearly one million copies and was made into a feature film. Meg Rosoff was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2014. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers. megrosoff.co.uk / @megrosoff