In a sparkling glass office in London's Square Mile - a place bursting with flirtations, water-cooler confrontations and dangerous amounts of abject boredom - talented young lawyer Joy Stephens falls forty feet onto a marble floor. In the shadow of this event, the lives of those closest to her begin to collide and change in unexpected ways.
In a sparkling glass office in London's Square Mile - a place bursting with flirtations, water-cooler confrontations and dangerous amounts of abject boredom - talented young lawyer Joy Stephens falls forty feet onto a marble floor.
In the shadow of this baffling event, the lives of those closest to her begin to collide and change in unexpected ways...
A brilliant book... Jonathan Lee is one of those rare, agile writers who can take your breath away. -- Catherine O'Flynn, author of What Was Lost Exquisitely and surprisingly written...[Joy] proves that Lee is a significant talent and that his future work should be well worth awaiting. * Observer * Outstanding ... a forensic portrayal of despair that shows Lee to be an exceptional, brave prose stylist... Funny and humane, Joy is an enormously impressive piece of storytelling. -- Tom Williams * Literary Review * Jonathan Lee's second novel, Joy (William Heinemann), charts the final day in the life of a high-flying young lawyer. Lee writes with extraordinary vividness, with prose so sharply defined it takes your breath away. -- Elizabeth Day * Observer (Books of the Year 2012) * With its supple prose, ingenious structure, wit and slow-burn sympathy, Joy is a sly miracle of a novel. -- A.D. Miller
About Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee was born in 1981 in Surrey. His first novel, Who is Mr Satoshi?, was nominated for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2011 and shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award 2011. The BBC's Culture Show programme recently featured him as being one of Britain's 'best new novelists'. He lives in New York.
Joy by Jonathan Lee
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