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Welbeck
28 November 2023
'This wove a spell on me' - Marian Keyes 'F
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Meet Gosia.

She's a sensitive soul with a filthy mind and problems with intimacy.

Between shifts in a well-lit budget supermarket and nights in a badly lit Zone 3 flatshare, she spends hours inside her own head. That is, until a chance encounter snaps her out of her reverie.

Propelled into a series of mediocre jobs, lousy dates and even worse sex, the prickly yet warm-hearted Gosia begins her excavation of the 'perfect' life so many dream of.

After all, could there be more to it than she imagined?

Raw, funny, mean and moving, Odd Hours is a razor-sharp social comedy about human connection, unexpected happiness, and the many forms of love.

'A hymn to normality and an absolute joy to read' - Sarah May 'Compelling, surprising, funny' - Kate Sawyer 'Bas writes so well about that state of being young and trying so hard to make connections' - Marianne Levy 'Dark, sharply funny and utterly rewarding ... Reminded me of the brilliant books by Kirsty Capes ... Highly recommended' - Liz Hyder

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Imprint:   Welbeck
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781802793581
ISBN 10:   1802793585
Pages:   488
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ania Bas grew up in Poland and moved to the UK 15 years ago to pursue a career in the arts. She has worked with Tate, Whitechapel Gallery and others as a socially engaged artist and arts organiser, working directly with disadvantaged communities to help them have their voices heard and realities understood. She began writing Odd Hours on the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. It is inspired by her early experiences in the UK: as a tenant in an eight-person house share (with one bathroom), years in low-paid jobs, and multiple encounters of xenophobia.

Reviews for Odd Hours

''Dark, sharply funny and utterly rewarding ... Reminded me of the brilliant books by Kirsty Capes ... Highly recommended'' - Liz Hyder ''This enigmatic and idiosyncratic gem is eccentric, quirky and utterly original'' - Kevin O'Sullivan (Irish Examiner Book of 2022) ''Bas writes so well about that state of being young and trying so hard to make connections'' - Marianne Levy ''Odd Hours is a brilliant satire on the struggles of life in the zero-hours sector ... An auspicious debut'' - Paul Mendez


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