Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Project (2nd Hand Paperback)
An international sensation & best seller, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock.
Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie - and the realisation that love is not always what looks good on paper.
The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.
- Format : Slightly Thicker Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Love & Romance
- Published : 2014 (Penguin)
- ISBN : 9781405912792
- SKU : B001388
- PPC : SP350gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'I couldn't put this book down. It's one of the most quirky and endearing romances I've ever read. I laughed the whole way through' - Sophie Kinsella.
'How addictive was this book? I read it in a day - a day when I should have been doing other things. It's a fun, quirky and erudite love story. It's laugh-out-loud funny and unexpectedly touching. Don is a wonderfully offbeat narrative character and Rosie is his perfect foil. Graeme Simsion writes both characters pitch perfect.' - Goodreads Review.
Graeme C. Simsion is an Australian author, screenwriter, playwright and data modeller. Prior to becoming an author, Simsion was an information systems consultant, co-authoring the book Data Modelling Essentials, and worked in wine distribution.