Katie Carr is certainly trying to be good. That’s why she puts up with her husband David, the self-styled “Angriest Man in Holloway.” But one fateful day, she finds herself in a Leeds parking lot, having just slept with another man. What Katie doesn’t yet realize is that her fall from grace is just the first step on a spiritual journey more torturous than the interstate at rush hour.
‘Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous all at once’
The New York Times Book Review
‘A darkly funny and thought-provoking ride—How to Be Good gleefully distorts what can happen to a relationship when one partner changes and the other must accept it or take a new path. The book examines what it means to be good to oneself, one’s family and the world at large. While this could be sanctimonious fare, Hornby infuses it with wit and a sense of the absurd’
‘This is a surprising novel of ideas that balances spiritual, political and familial questions, and it’s an exciting departure for a quietly excellent writer’