The Pursuit of Ordinary

The Pursuit of Ordinary

Finalist, The People's Book Prize for Fiction. Longlisted, The Guardian's Not The Booker Prize.

Dan saw Natalie's husband Joe die. So why can he still hear him?

Homeless and afraid, Dan decides the only way to find out for sure is to track down Joe’s widow, Natalie. Can he convince her that her husband lives on inside him? Can they fight their growing feelings for one another as Joe, trapped inside Dan, grows evermore lonely and afraid?


"Original and compelling, The Pursuit of Ordinary is perfectly paced and beautifully written." Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence

An author with a truly compelling insight into the human condition. Siobhan Kennedy, Channel 4 News

Cooper has a rare knack for presenting flawed characters in a way that makes the reader care about them. Love Reading blog

This novel has a very striking premise which Nigel Cooper executes with great skill. He gets under the skin of his characters and gradually reveals the psychological wheels within wheels of his two main characters Daniel and Natalie. A fascinating read. Jane Lythell, author of The Lie of You

Nigel Jay Cooper has the ability to grip the reader in a fashion I have never before experienced. Lisa Doherty, Book Blogger, Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews

Nigel's works have a knack of grabbing me and pulling me in so that I can't put them down. Nikki Murphy, Book Blogger, Nikki's Book Blog

A new voice. Fresh and different. Maha Diwan, Book Blogger, Mesha’s Corner

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