' Hilarious, wicked, wise and tender' (Cynthia D' Aprix Sweeney) - Sad Janet is a whip-smart black comedy for fans of The New Me and My Year of Rest and RelaxationMeet Janet. Janet is sad. Not about her life, about the world. Have you seen it? That' s why she works at a dog shelter in the woods, where she can wear a giant coat and avoid human contact. The thing is, she' s not out to make anyone else sad. She' s not turning up to weddings shouting that most marriages end in divorce. She can still be (kind of) normal when she wants to, she just doesn' t want to, most of the time. Nevertheless, when her her doctor offers her a new pill that promises one day off from being sad, even Janet is curious. But experimenting with happiness turns out to have unexpected side-effects for all involved. . . Hilarious, provocative and profound, Sad Janet is the antidote for our happiness-obsessed times. ' A tragicomic riot of a book - charging, foul-mouthed and tender, across the modern condition' Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker' Try reading Sad Janet . . . It might just make you happy' Marcy Demansky, author of Very Nice' A biting, pitch-perfect novel about one woman' s desire to stay true to herself in a world that rewards facile happiness . . . a dazzling debut' Cynthia D' Aprix Sweeney' The narrative voice of Janet in Britsch' s debut novel is a skin-tingling combination of new andnecessary' Booklist starred review
Janet has veracious and darkly comic things to say about the real cost of artificial glee. A timely and trenchant debutSad Janet is a tragicomic riot of a book-charging, foul-mouthed and tender, across the modern condition. It is an hysterically funny and slyly moving defense for feeling all there is to feel in a medicated world. Lucie Britsch' s outcast heroine, Janet, is the dog-whispering, post-Goth cousin to Phoebe Waller-Bridge' s Fleabag. Terrifying, glorious, and one for the agesI know sad Janet. Sometimes I am sad Janet. At some point in our lives, we could all be a Janet. In her wonderful debut novel, Lucie Britsch celebrates a formerly unheralded state of being: sadness. Embrace your sadness, watch TV, pet a stray dog, don' t answer the phone. And if you don' t feel like taking that pill, try reading Sad Janet instead. It might make you happy. - Marcy Dermansky, author of VERY NICELucie Britsch has crafted a biting, pitch-perfect novel about one woman' s desire to stay true to herself in a world that rewards facile happiness. Hilarious, wise, wicked, and tender, Sad Janet is a dazzling debut and Britsch a singular and necessary new voice
Lucie Britsch' s writing has appeared in Catapult Story, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Split Lip Magazine, and The Sun magazine, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sad Janet is her first novel.