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We Don't Die of Love

Stephen May

We Don't Die of Love by Stephen May

Luke Greenwood is in crisis.

His wife of 32 years, Selena, is leaving him for a much younger man.

Then local gangsters set their sights on his café and take an interest in what’s left of his family.

RRP: £7.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240746
Publication Date: 01/08/2019
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Stephen May
Stephen May is the author of five novels including Life! Death! Prizes! which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and The Guardian Not The Booker Prize. He has also...


‘A warm-hearted book from the Costa Novel Award shortlisted author.’

8 Beach Reads 2019, Sunday Mirror (Notebook Magazine)

‘Thoughtful, funny - and very human, this is a hugely enjoyable and rewarding read.’

The Yorkshire Post

‘Told with verve, wit and intelligence.’

Love Sunday Magazine (Sunday People)

‘Gritty and sentimental, sad and funny, and defies category or genre.’

On: Yorkshire Magazine

‘One of those novels that grabs you and doesn’t let go until the very end. May presents the difficult, hard-to-swallow moments in life in a profound and entertaining way.’


‘Beautifully observed and written. Warm, witty and wise with characters so vivid and authentic, you are sure you must have been to Ernies café. If you enjoyed Matt Haig’s The Humans, you’ll love this.’

Linda Green, author of While My Eyes Were Closed

‘Superbly lean and muscular. It's smart, it's fast and it bites down hard.’

Xan Brooks, author of The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times

‘A gorgeous, bittersweet novel about love, separation and the infinite possibilities for human disappointment that families can yield.’

Helen Walsh, author of The Lemon Grove

‘Stephen May writes about masculinity like no-one else. I loved it.’

Shelley Harris, author of Jubilee

‘A sharply observed account of the worst few days of one man’s life. Wry, entertaining, and ultimately hopeful.’

Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers

‘Reminiscent of David Nicholls' Us seen through a grittier, working class lens.’

Claire King, author of The Night Rainbow