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The Rosie Result

Graeme Simsion



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Text Publishing Company
05 February 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began...

Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important project.

Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids. Meanwhile, Rosie is battling Judas at work, and Don is in hot water after the Genetics Lecture Outrage. The life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards.

For Don Tillman, geneticist and World's Best Problem-Solver, learning to be a good parent as well as a good partner will require the help of friends old and new.

It will mean letting Hudson make his way in the world, and grappling with awkward truths about his own identity.

And opening a cocktail bar.

Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters and an ending that will have readers cheering for joy, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project.

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By:   Graeme Simsion
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   3rd edition
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   506g
ISBN:   9781925773477
ISBN 10:   1925773477
Series:   Rosie
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   05 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Best of Adam Sharp. He also co-authored Two Steps Forward with Anne Buist.

Reviews for The Rosie Result

`Deals with issues of nature, nurture, gender, free will and the vagaries of the human heart with a deceptively light touch.' * Evening Standard * `The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect have sold a whopping total of five million copies. Now the Melbourne author returns with Don and Rosie back in Australia and their boy Hudson struggling to fit in at school.' * Herald Sun * `A very intelligent, challenging yet profoundly funny (and profoundly serious...) study of difference.' -- Lee Koffman * Goodreads * `Don's voice is particular-his intelligence extraordinary-and he is oblivious of how funny he is. His relationships with others are unique and excellently written...Although The Rosie Result centers on Hudson and Don, each character in it transforms in their own way... Simsion's novel depicts autism in such unremarkable ways that its story becomes remarkable in the telling.' * Foreword (US) * `Expect lots of laughs and plenty to ponder over.' * SA Weekend (4/5 stars) * `Fans of [the previous books] will be delighted to find out what happens to everyone's favourite maladroit, and Simsion rounds it all up with his usual mix of dry social observances and humour.' * Big Issue (4/5 stars) * `Very much a charmer...A fitting end to this delightful trilogy that doesn't pull punches.' * Kirkus * 'An engaging story full of wit and humour, yet sensitive and sad at times too.' * Weekly Times * Charming, eloquent, and insightful, The Rosie Result is a triumphant conclusion to Don's story, one that celebrates this remarkable father, husband, and friend in all his complexity and brilliance. * Booklist (starred review) * `It's the third, it's the's also, arguably, though, the most accomplished.' * Radio 2SER Bookclub * Graeme Simsion breaks open the `A' word by smashing preconceived prejudices and stereotypes * Kathy Hoopmann, author of All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome * As an autistic advocate and author I loved how Graeme Simsion approached the topic of autism. It resonated with my own experience...There was lots of humour but also some deep thoughts on what it means it be autistic and indeed what it means to be human. * Jeanette Purkis * `For a read that appears light on the surface, The Rosie Result contains a lot of depth, and makes one think a lot about identity, about the influence of the school years on future life, and about the friends that we choose. It challenges preconceptions about those who are different, and also encourages acceptance: both of others and your own identity... the strongest book in the series, and a very fitting finale.' * Reader NZ * `It is an ambitious task: writing a light and engaging novel while incorporating a serious topic in an inclusive manner. But Simsion pulls it off, maintaining a strong sense of characterisation and narrative, all the while encouraging readers to question their own values.' * Conversation * `The publication and success of The Rosie Project is one of the remarkable stories of recent Australian publishing. This was added to by the publication of its sequel, The Rosie Effect, and now this final instalment, The Rosie Result...Graeme Simsion has, with the Rosie books, written the perfectly balanced trilogy. In The Rosie Project, we are engaged immediately by Don Tillman; The Rosie Effect allows us to get to know Rosie more; and in The Rosie Result we cheer for all three-Don, Rosie and Hudson-as they develop their family life...The Rosie trilogy is deserving of the accolades it has garnered and The Rosie Result is the best possible goodbye to the world of Don Tillman.' * Mary Dalmau * 'While heartily readable, light and uplifting, this book will leave you to ruminate over a particularly prickly question - is it best practice to give the correct labels to our differences, even in the very young, or do we condemn those at an incredibly vulnerable stage of life to forever be seen, and to see themselves, through the prism of disability?' * Booktopia * `This third novel feels like a reunion of old friends. With Graeme Simsion's trademark style-his witty dialogue, clever banter and simple plot lines-we are plunged once again into Don Tillman's eccentric personality and his rather odd but endearing manner of getting things done...The book is peppered with people who actually have autism (or who are autistic: important distinction to some), or people who appear to display autistic traits, and the wider issue of tolerance and the acceptance of difference is illustrated by the characters themselves...The Rosie Result is very funny...Thought-provoking statements punctuate the story, designed to make us, the readers, think and rethink our position or views...This is a light-hearted-and big-hearted-read that nevertheless deals with some important issues.' * Cass Moriarty * `The comedy is still there but there's a philosophical seriousness to this one, which brings the whole issue much closer to home. I liked it very much and I recommend it.' * The Bookshelf, Radio National * `This is a busy book with a large cast of characters, new and old. As the last in the series, there are a lot of threads to tidy up; wry humour and set pieces intermingle with serious intent in The Rosie Result...It's a pleasure to inhabit Don's rational mindset again: We should restrict the discussion to the facts first. Table the evidence, then consider our options. Understand the problem, explore solutions. Indeed. Welcome back, Don.' * Australian * `One of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time.' * The Times * `[Don Tillman] has almost transcended the boundaries of fiction to become a geek icon.' * Guardian * `Don Tillman and Rose Jarman are fiction's most unlikely couple but Graeme Simsion's skills with dialogue and tone make them, and their relationship, (just) believable. Hudson, too, is uncomfortably believable. Simsion has mighty intellectual confidence but behind all the steady wit, the rolling jokes, the faux innocence and the cocktail instruction, this is a thoughtful and provocative novel [with] a grand design that will have relevance in the lives of many individual readers...Accomplished novel, mission accomplished.' -- Helen Elliott * Age *

  • Long-listed for Booktopia Favourite Australian Book 2020 (Australia)
  • Winner of #5, Booktopia Favourite Australian Book 2020 (Australia)

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