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All the lonely people / Mike Gayle.

In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But Hubert Bird is lying. The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul. Until, that is, he receives some good news - good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out. Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all. Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long?

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009052135 F GAY
Adult fiction   Babinda Branch . . Available .  
C9009052127 F GAY
Adult fiction   Earlville Branch . . On Loan . 31 Aug 2020
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ISBN 9781473687394
Author Gayle, Mike
Title All the lonely people / Mike Gayle.
Published London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2020.
Physical description 357 pages ; 24 cm.
General note "Hubert bird is not alone in being alone. He just needs to realise it." -- Cover.
Summary In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But Hubert Bird is lying. The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul. Until, that is, he receives some good news - good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out. Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all. Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long?
Subject Widows -- Fiction
Retirees -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Loneliness in old age -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Social interaction -- Fiction
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