Lost on Me

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Author: Veronica Raimo

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Virago

ISBN: 9780349017693

RRP: $27.99


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The 100,000 copy Italian bestseller for fans of Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy

‘Deliciously enjoyable’ Katherine Heiny

‘I adored it’ Naoise Dolan

‘Hilarious’ Roddy Doyle

‘Thrillingly original’ Monica Ali

Vero has grown up in Rome with her eccentric family: an omnipresent mother who is devoted to her own anxiety; a father ruled by hygienic and architectural obsessions; and a precocious genius brother at the centre of their attention. As she becomes an adult, Vero’s need to strike out on her own leads her into bizarre and comical situations, and a complicated relationship with truth and storytelling …

This deliciously enjoyable novel is a true original and one to savour

Highly entertaining, thought-provoking and one of 2023’s best novels yet – Strong Words

It would be simply impossible for a book this good to go unnoticed. – Big Issue

With combustive prose and oxidising wit, Veronica Raimo sets fire to the Bildungsroman. A clear-eyed comedic talent who bends the novel form to her will

I fell head over heels in love with Lost on Me. What a thrillingly original voice!

This book made me want to clear my calendar and read everything of Raimo’s I could get my hands on. Incisive, engrossing, and deeply funny

A bold, provocative, and original book

A desecrating and tender portrait of family that reels us in from the very first lines – Il Corriere della Sera

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