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State of the Union: A Marraige in Ten Parts Reviews

State of the Union: A Marraige in Ten Parts by Nick Hornby

State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts

Nick Hornby

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2 reviews

Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 3 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9780241987797
4 stars out of 5
30 Aug 2019


As might be expected, Hornby’s dialogue is quotable, often funny and always well-observed. The BBC have a hit on their hands, I would wager. 


5 stars out of 5
Carrie O'Grady
16 Aug 2019

"witty and moving"

Hornby keeps [the] dialogue spinning like a top, capturing perfectly the dizzying shifts in the balance of power as the couple try to negotiate a “marital Brexit”. (“Who are you going to do trade deals with? As far as I know, you weren’t seeing any German or Italian women.”) He keeps it light, eschewing the rancour and bile of a real marriage breakup – which is just as well... [T]his is a quick read, but one that stays with you.