Genre: Fiction
Published: 27 June 2019
Publisher: Orion

Something to Live For

by Richard Roper


All Andrew wants is to be normal. He has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that’s what he’s told people.

The truth is, his life isn’t exactly as people think and his little white lie is about to catch up with him.

Because in all Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he’s forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s about time for him to start.

“Funny, moving and thought-provoking - I loved this.” - Clare Mackintosh
"I loved this novel with my whole heart." - The New York Times
"Heart-breaking, uplifting, funny and brimming with human kindness." - Glasgow Herald
“The story Roper tells is a charming, humorous and life-affirming tale about human kindness that strikes a chord in a world where loneliness is a growing problem.” - BBC
“Darkly humorous.” - Entertainment Weekly
“Roper’s delightful debut is as funny as it is touching. . . . This story of a neurotic, tenderhearted man struggling to learn how not to be alone is irresistible.” - Publishers Weekly