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  • Published: 7 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760144630
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Maggie's Going Nowhere




Maggie’s Going Nowhere is a fierce and funny debut introducing a thoroughly relatable and offbeat heroine. If you enjoy Fleabag, you'll adore Maggie!

'A compulsive and hilarious read. In Maggie, Hartley has created one of those indelible characters of whom we must thoroughly disapprove and yet cannot help but love.' Karen Joy Fowler

Maggie Cotton’s life is a hot mess.

In one day, she’s dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked out of the three-year degree she’d stretched to a decade. And that was before she received the letter saying she owed the government $70,000.

But that’s no reason to grow up, is it?

With a decrepit 1960s caravan to call home, Maggie has to prove to her mother she can survive without a safety net, stop her loyal best friend Jen from marrying a scumbag, and convince her sexy workmate Rueben that she’s not a walking disaster. For someone who’s spent her life avoiding hard work, she sure can move mountains when she’s got a little motivation – just don’t ask her to move the caravan.

'Maggie's Going Nowhere is a whip-smart and heartwarming novel.' Miranda Tapsell‘Maggie’s GoingNowhere’s sheer energy is remarkable. Rose Hartley’s first novel is a successful comedy, providing many enjoyable moments.’ Canberra Times

  • Published: 7 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760144630
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Rose Hartley

Rose Hartley is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Adelaide with her cat, Doris, and her 1962 caravan, Cecil. Maggie's Going Nowhere is her first novel.

Praise for Maggie's Going Nowhere

Maggie's Going Nowhere is a whip-smart and heartwarming novel. Everyone has to look outside of themselves to learn new things and become better people, and author Rose Hartley has done an incredible job of reminding us of that.

Miranda Tapsell

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We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with Rose Hartley! To purchase a copy of Maggie’s Going Nowhere, please go to this link https://www.penguin.com.au/books/maggies-going-nowhere-9780143795483 Rose Hartley is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Adelaide with her cat, Doris, and her 1962 caravan, Cecil. Maggie's Going Nowhere is her first novel. Rose was shortlisted for the 2019 Judith Wright Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Love, surveillance, cross-infection’.

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