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A hilarious and insightful tale about a runaway husband from the internationally bestselling writer of smart, funny fiction.

At 44 Amy O'Connell thinks she's seen, heard or done it all. Until her husband Hugh announces he needs a break - from her. He is going backpacking for six months round Asia where he can do what he wants - and this is the scary bit - with anyone he wants.

'WTAF?' thinks Amy. What's she to do? Stay loyal to disloyal Hugh? Allow her ex-husband back into her life? Run away herself? And what about the children? A lot can happen in six months. Will Hugh return as the same man? And will she still be the same woman there waiting for him?

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  • Paperback

    9781405918763

    June 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

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  • Paperback

    9781405918756

    April 16, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9780718179724

    September 7, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • EBook

    9781405918770

    September 7, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Friday, 9 September

‘Myself and Hugh,’ I say. ‘We’re taking a break.’

‘A city-with-fancy-food sort of a break?’ Maura narrows her eyes. ‘Or a Rihanna sort of a break? Well?’ She presses her case. ‘Is it the city-with-fancy-food break?’

‘No, it’s –’

‘The Rihanna kind? You’ve got to be joking me, because Rihanna is – what? – twenty-two and you’re –’

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