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State Of Happiness

Orange Prize, 2004

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844080236

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Duffy is best known for her sharp insights and sharper wit, and both are on display here… Brave, understated and unforgettable’ DAILY MAIL

When Jack and Cindy meet at a friend’s party they are immediately attracted to one another. Cindy, a celebrated mapmaker, traces the contours of their relationship, from New York to LA, from first passion to real love.
After five years together, Cindy and Jack think they have tested their love to its limits. But then Cindy falls dangerously ill, and the couple must face the hardest test of all.
Told with wit, tenderness and unflinching honesty, STATE OF HAPPINESS is a captivating story of love and loss from a writer at the height of her powers.

‘STATE OF HAPPINESS is a sharp, sobering cocktail spiked with metaphysic, immense good humour and understanding. Stella Duffy gets better and better’ Ali Smith, author of HOTEL WORLD


A sharp, sobering cocktail spiked with metaphysic, immense good humour and understanding... Duffy gets better and better.
Ali Smith
Brave, understated and unforgettable
Both beautiful and challenging
It is a pleasure and a relief to read someone who is not only first class but it also thorougly in tune with today's attitdues, feelings and language.