Okay Days by Jenny Mustard
A SMART, SEXY AND SPIKY MODERN LOVE STORY, FROM DEBUT NOVELIST JENNY MUSTARD'Reminiscent of Sally Rooney . . .
a complex and joyous ode to being in love, messing up and finding your way' Stylist'Fresh and sharply observant . . .
One of the most intriguing books I've read in some time' Elaine Feeney, author of As You Were'Reading Okay Days is like drinking the ideal lime cordial, sweetness clarified by sharpness' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You'Will be devoured by fans of Sally Rooney and Naoise Dolan' Helen Cullen, author of The Truth Must Dazzle GraduallySam is 28, Swedish, carefree and chaotic. Doing a work placement in London over the course of three sticky summer months, she falls hard for Lucas, a man she first met as a teenager. Lucas, 27, sensitive and calm, is trying to get a foothold in the adult world while struggling to hold the pieces of his life together.
Sam is a gorgeous distraction. But you can only avoid reality for so long, and both Sam and Lucas know their relationship can't last. Nobody can be this happy forever, surely?Okay Days tells the story of the rise and fall of Sam and Lucas's affection for each other, while looking unflinchingly at male body dysmorphia, women's reproductive rights, and the pitfalls of modern love.
When is okay good enough? And what are we willing to lose in the search for a life that is much better than just okay?'A beautiful, bruising novel about love, sex and finding your place in the world. Okay Days is tender and humorous and ultimately uplifting. Sam and Lucas are unforgettable.
Simply brilliant' Molly Aitken, author of The Island Child'Witty, observant, stylish, tender, sharp, and delightful' Will Dean, author of First Born'Okay Days is charming and clever and somehow manages to be both warm and affectionate and coolly detached' Chloe Ashby, author of Wet Paint