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  • Published: 2 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099730613
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $24.99

Everything You Need




'This woman is a profound writer. If you are at all interested in contemporary fiction, this is work you must not miss.' Richard Ford

Nathan Staples is consumed by loathing and love in roughly equal measures. Frustrated by his life and the way he lives it, he is sustained only by his passionate devotion for his estranged wife and their teenage daughter, Mary. When Nathan contrives to have Mary invited to the island where he lives in retreat, he sets in motion the possiblity of telling her he is her father, and becoming whole and complete and alive again.

  • Published: 2 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099730613
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

A.L. Kennedy

A. L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards – including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in Essex.

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Praise for Everything You Need

Full of the wittiest and most profound writing by one of the most accomplished authors in the UK.

Debbie Taylor, Culture (Newcastle Journal)

Magnificent. A wonderful and highly distinctive book

Sunday Tribune

Kennedy has an exceptional gift for empathy and insight

Scotland on Sunday

Completely wonderful. Grimly funny, wonderfully wise and ravishingly written

Glasgow Herald

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