Praise for The Pursuit of Ordinary
Finalist, The People’s Book Prize for Fiction. Longlisted, The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize.
Dan saw Natalie’s husband Joe die. So why can he still hear him?
Homeless and afraid, Dan decides the only way to find out for sure is to track down Joe’s widow, Natalie. Can he convince her that her husband lives on inside him? Can they fight their growing feelings for one another as Joe, trapped inside Dan, grows evermore lonely and afraid?
Original and compelling, The Pursuit of Ordinary is perfectly paced and beautifully written.
Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence
This novel has a very striking premise which Nigel Cooper executes with great skill. He gets under the skin of his characters and gradually reveals the psychological wheels within wheels of his two main characters Daniel and Natalie. A fascinating read.
Jane Lythell, author of The Lie of You
Cooper has a rare knack for presenting flawed characters in a way that makes the reader care about them.