The second novel from the author of Flesh and Bone and Water has, at first glance, a familiar premise: a twentysomething in London who drinks too much, stays out too late, spends too much time on social media, hates her job (as a "digital innovation architect" at a creative agency) and hopes, vaguely, for more in life. But in Sauma's beautifully written novel Iris Cohen has another option, moving to Nyx, a terrestrial planet without Instagram and online dating, to start afresh.
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"It would be a crime to give away anything more, but the end of this beautiful novel made me cry. Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there’s more — a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them...."
— The Times
3 out of 5