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Why do we do such crazy things when we’re in love?

Love can rule your life. Change your personality. Your everyday existence can be shaped by the opinion of one person. It seems crazy – so why do we do it? Why do we let the thoughts of someone else govern our decisions and actions?

He had his heart broken by his one true love, and cannot see a way forward in life. Having alienated himself from his family and friends, he works nights and shuns normal society. But not even disrupted sleep and depression can explain the strange behaviours that will suddenly take over him. It all escalates on an unassuming night, when he returns home to find a woman asleep in his driveway. Waiting.

One probes the extremes we go to for love; the extent of emotional influence; the scars we leave on each other. The novel asks, who do you become when you’re driven to obsession?

Fast-paced, immediate and perceptive, One is the highly original second novel from a young Australian writer establishing himself as a major talent.

Reviews

As with Rohypnol, the language in One is as sharp as a blade and Hutchinson’s universe is just so immediate. One is the work of a truly creative mind, and the distinctiveness of the work resists comparison – a fascinating, unusual beast of a novel, it unravels like a film.

Louise Swinn

Andrew Hutchinson’s One is a compelling and unsettling novel. The control and the lucidity of the writing are formidable, and Hutchinson never once lets the narrative force lessen: the directness of the prose keeps us riveted and keeps us frightened. And we are always aware that beyond the engrossing story that the novel is opening up crucial and complex questions about memory, obsession, grief and love. This is a stunning book and Hutchinson is a stunning writer.

Christos Tsiolkas

Andrew is proving to be one of the most interesting voices in Australian literature.

James Phelan

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781741667882

    April 2, 2018

    Vintage Australia

    256 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9780143789123

    April 2, 2018

    Random House Australia

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