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Winner of the 2017 Costa First Novel Award (awarded in 2018).
Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she?s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully time-tabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Then 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.