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Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts Josie Shapiro

Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts Josie Shapiro

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Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts Josie Shapiro


The stunning debut novel by the winner of the Allen & Unwin Commercial Fiction Prize. If you loved Lessons in Chemistry and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, you will adore Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts.

Mickey Bloom: five foot tall, dyslexic, and bullied at school. Mickey knows she's nothing special. Until one day, she discovers running.

Mickey's new-found talent makes her realise she's everything she thought she wasn't – powerful, strong and special. But her success comes at a cost, and the relentless training and pressure to win leaves Mickey broken, her dream in tatters.

Years later, when Mickey is working in a dead-end job with a drop-kick boyfriend, her mother becomes seriously ill. After nursing her, Mickey realises the only way she can overcome her grief – and find herself – is to run again.

A chance encounter with a stranger sees Mickey re-ignite her dreams. The two women form an unbreakable bond, as Mickey is shown what it means to run in the right direction.

An unforgettable debut novel about change, family and grit, and what it takes to achieve your dreams.

Product Details:


  • Format:                      Trade Paperback
  • Publication Date:      16 May 2023
  • ISBN:                          9781991006448
  • Publisher:                   Allen & Unwin
  • Pages:                        288
  • RRP:                           $36.99

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