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A cocktail of comedy and melancholy, Harry, Revised is the hilarious and tender story of Harry Rent, a guilt-ridden, down-on-his-luck middle-aged widower, who tries to reinvent himself following his wife’s untimely death.
His emotional journey takes him from his own solipsistic and outrageously misdirected fantasies about a twenty-two-year-old waitress at his local greasy spoon, to the tenuous beginnings of an actual, personal transformation. At once deeply moving and darkly comedic, Harry, Revised is an extraordinary novel, by a wonderful, emerging talent, about the measure of a man’s worth.
‘As witty, erudite and outrageous as Waugh, with a flawed hero worthy of Roth. A marvellous, enviable debut.’
‘Funny and sad, rueful, wised-up and curiously moving. A remarkable debut.’