The tragicomic novel of the summer, a ‘dark and insane gem’ from the author of the critically acclaimed TikTok sensationÂ BunnyÂ
‘A dazzling wild ride of a novel – daring, fresh, entertaining, and magical.’Â -Â George Saunders
‘All’s WellÂ is an utterly delicious novel of pain and vitality, Shakespeare and the uncanny.’ -Â Lauren Groff
Miranda Fitch’s life is a waking nightmare. The accident that ended her burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening dependence on painkillers. And now she’s on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director. Determined to put on Shakespeare’sÂ All’s Well That Ends Well, the play that promised, and cost, her everything, she faces a mutinous cast hellbent on stagingÂ MacbethÂ instead. Miranda sees her chance at redemption slip through her fingers.
That’s when she meets three strange benefactors who have an eerie knowledge of Miranda’s past and a tantalizing promise for her future: one where the show goes on, her rebellious students get what’s coming to them, and the invisible, doubted pain that’s kept her from the spotlight is made known.
With prose Margaret Atwood has described as ‘no punches pulled, no hilarities dodged… genius’, Mona Awad has concocted her most potent, subversive novel yet.Â All’s WellÂ is the story of a woman at her breaking point and a formidable, piercingly funny indictment of our collective refusal to witness and believe female pain.
Longlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award.