The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez


‘A sharp-eyed and tender novel about human connection in a time of crisis’ (PAULA HAWKINS) from the bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend

‘Once you discover Sigrid Nunez, you don’t look back’ ANNE ENRIGHT

‘Beautiful and profound’ MEG MASON

‘Full of alive, curious poetry on the chaotic times we live in’ SHEENA PATEL, author of I’m a Fan

‘I am committed, until one of us dies, to Nunez’s novels. They are short, wise, provocative, funny – good and strong company’ NEW YORK TIMES

Three strangers are thrown together in one Manhattan apartment: a solitary writer; a Gen Z college drop-out; and a spirited parrot named Eureka. The Vulnerables reveals what happens when strangers are willing to open their hearts to each other and how far even small acts of caring can go to ease another’s distress.

Smart, funny and provocative, Sigrid Nunez’s new novel explores the nature and purpose of friendship, love and art in our complicated current times.

‘As funny as it is painfully honest’ PAULA HAWKINS

‘One of my favourite authors’ NATALIE PORTMAN

‘Fresh, funny and very now’ BIDISHA

‘A breath of fresh air for a time when it still sometimes feels there isn’t any’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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