'I enjoyed Out of Love hugely! It's vivid, very compelling storytelling' Marian Keyes
'I fell in love with this book. The writing was good enough to make me forget I had a phone, put it that way' Aisling Bea
'Out of Love will fill the gap that Normal People left in our heart . . . Trust us, this is the book of the summer' Evoke
'Wise, compelling and beautifully written' Daily Mail
'What a book . . . Hayes references Nora Ephron throughout and she's a pretty good successor judging from this debut' Stylist
A novel for anyone who has loved and lost, and lived to tell the tale.
As a young woman packs up her ex-boyfriend’s belongings and prepares to see him one last time, she wonders where it all went wrong, and whether it was ever right to begin with. Burdened with a broken heart, she asks herself the age-old question . . . is love really worth it?
Out of Love is a bittersweet romance told in reverse. Beginning at the end of a relationship, each chapter takes us further back in time, weaving together an already unravelled tapestry, from tragic break-up to magical first kiss. In this dazzling debut Hazel Hayes performs a post-mortem on love, tenderly but unapologetically exploring every angle, from the heights of joy to the depths of grief, and all the madness and mundanity in between. This is a modern story with the heart of a classic: truthful, tragic and ultimately full of hope.