The Cactus: A Novel by Sarah HaywoodThe Cactus: A Novel by Sarah Haywood

The Cactus: A Novel

bySarah Haywood

Paperback | May 7, 2019

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“Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus.” —Red magazine

In this charming and poignant debut, one woman’s unconventional journey to finding love means learning to embrace the unexpected.


For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an “interpersonal arrangement” that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control.

Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan’s due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.
Title:The Cactus: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 7.99 × 5.33 × 0.96 inShipping dimensions:7.99 × 5.33 × 0.96 inPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:Park Row BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0778369072

ISBN - 13:9780778369073

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"Original, engaging and totally believable." -Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and with Anne Buist, Two Steps Forward"Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus." -Red magazine"A heartfelt and charming story of one woman's transition from a solitary, orderly existence to a messy life full of love." -Booklist"Heartfelt and funny, this will delight fans of The Rosie Project." -Book Riot"If, like me, you never stopped to think what a child born of The Rosie Project's Don Tillman and Bridget Jones might be like, there's one way to find out. Read Sarah Haywood's The Cactus." -Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank with Me"Equal parts intelligent, funny and devastating, Haywood breathes life into an unlikely heroine in a bold, emotionally-charged debut." -Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper"Haywood concocts a delightful collection of characters to lead Susan out of her emotionally cloistered life.... A warm, witty portrait of a woman finally creating the family she deserves." -Kirkus Reviews"Hilarious and endearing... The novel is consistently enjoyable, anchored by the splendid character of Susan." -Publishers Weekly