In her accomplished and affecting novel State of Happiness, Stella Duffy has created a story as tender and captivating as Love Story about a great love challenged by illness.
Jack and Cindy are immediately attracted to one another from the moment they meet at a friend's party, and in time this first infatuation develops into a passionate and enduring love affair. A celebrated cartographer, Cindy maps the contours of their developing relationship as they explore its depth and test its boundaries.
Five years later, Jack and Cindy believe that they have navigated every obstacle when a sudden crisis threatens their blissful state. Cindy falls dangerously ill, and as she battles her body's betrayal, the couple must also confront their diverging paths and uncharted future.
Told with wit, tenderness, and unflinching honesty, State of Happiness is an irresistible story of love and loss from a writer at the height of her powers.
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British praise for State of Happiness
"State of Happiness is a sharp, sobering cocktail spiked with metaphysic, immense good humor and understanding. Stella Duffy gets better and better."
--Ali Smith, author of Hotel World
"A fine piece of writing . . . [Stella Duffy is] a powerful talent . . . [a] tough, poignant book."
"Duffy is known for her sharp insights and sharper wit, and both are on display here . . . . Brave, understated and unforgettable."
"A thinking woman's love story."
"Stella Duffy has written a book that is both beautiful and challenging."
--Good Housekeeping UK
"Duffy persuasively creates a wonderfully life-affirming tale of love and loss."
"Beautifully written . . . best taken slowly in order to enjoy every cadence of the language."
"There is happiness and even laughter in this beautiful, heartbreaking love story . . . a simply written but poignant document of a relationship, the bad times as well as good."
Stella Duffy is the author of seven previous novels and is the coeditor of the anthology Tart Noir, to which she contributed an award-winning short story. In addition to her novels, she has published short stories and feature articles in a variety of publications. An accomplished actor, she also writes for radio and theater. Raised in New Zealand, Duffy lives in London with her partner, playwright Shelley Silas. State of Happiness was longlisted for Britain's prestigious Orange Prize.
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