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Strange Nervous Laughter

Bridget McNulty

Thomas Dunne Books

You’ll not find six more remarkable characters: a cashier-turnedmotivational speaker, an undertaker with a toenail fetish, a girl wrapped in dreams, a man who communicates with whales, a garbage man with a peculiar sense of smell, and a Guinness Book of World Records representative. When a random holdup at a local grocery brings them together, their once separate lives intertwine in a humorous blend of lyricism, whimsy and wit. This is a rare book about what love does to us, how our lives are changed by being in love—and the odd ways in which we sometimes behave. Up-and-coming novelist McNulty shows herself to be a writer to watch.

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[Beth]A week later that summer began.A summer so hot it was (almost) all people could talk about.Heat had a personality that summer. And it wasn’t pleasant.

Every morning when she woke up, Beth lifted her blind, looked out the window and said, ‘I wonder which exciting person I’m going to meet today!’Sometimes she lay in bed for a few minutes, imagining various romantic scenarios – a man catching her eye from across Handy Green Grocers, where she still worked, so transfixed that he walked up to her in a lovesmitten daze and asked, ‘Who are you?’;
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bridget McNulty

  • BRIDGET MCNULTY spends her days writing, reading and drinking tea, and has become an avid blogger. She now lives in Cape Town and works for Real Simple magazine. This is her first novel.

  • Bridget McNulty © Mark Peddle
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Strange Nervous Laughter

Bridget McNulty

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Thomas Dunne Books

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