CRAZY

April, 2021, Corsair

'I was blown away by Crazy. A book without the slightest self-importance, fed by a subterranean stream one part anger to two parts love, and all done with the kind of skill and care that marks Jane Feaver out as a writer in the top rank. Brilliant.' Andrew Miller

‘Feaver’s stunning fourth book counts among the most successful experiments in the form [autofiction].’ ‘Tackling sex, writing and office politics, Jane shrewdly eyes her youthful guilelessness in a satisfyingly rich and complex narrative that rings so messily true to life, it almost feels transgressive.’ Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail

 

‘This is one of those books – you want to read it again from the moment you finish it. Brilliant, illuminating, fierce and feminist.’ Julia Bell

 

‘Startling …the narrator of Crazy is Jane, who describes her thirty-five year long obsession with an alcoholic. I have yet to read a better account of the way in which the tales we tell about ourselves are themselves a form of addiction.’ Frances Wilson, TLS, Summer Reads

 ‘Jane Feaver’s Crazy is a wonder. Is it a memoir? Is it a novel? Who cares? It’s amazing, heart breaking and life enhancing all at once. So much to take in. Do read it!’ Adele Geras

 

‘Terribly funny, appallingly grim, acutely observed. It’s wonderful.’ Sean O’Brien

 

‘This book is brilliant- brave, truthful and intelligent.’ Wendy Cope

'I’m devouring Crazy the way you’d devour a forgotten diary from your twenties – those mistakes, that naked need, the great love you were too young to see was abuse posing as sophistication. There’s a devastating honesty here.' Patrick Gale 

‘Raw, graphic, literally visceral, poetic exploration of toxic parents and obsessive love for a brilliant, cruel, troubled man…[an] extraordinary novel.’ Saga Magazine

'A taut, intelligent and engaging addition to the genre... Crazy is grounded in the arguments, the dirt and the agonies of the everyday. The descriptions of hospital appointments and medical procedures are, for my money, among the most fully achieved moments in the book… the book also has a great deal to say about contemporary arguments over racial and sexual power.’ Novel of the Week, The Tablet, James Moran

Crazy_HB.jpg



'Crazy is an uncompromisingly honest account of how we build our lives, and how, just as often, we manage to wreck them. Set amid the debris of a marriage which still haunts her, Feaver's beautifully written and startlingly frank book is so humane in its hard-won wisdom that every reader will recognise themselves in it. I finished Crazy in one sitting and then, some weeks later, I found myself reading it again cover to cover.' Vesna Goldsworthy

'Jane Feaver's 'Crazy' crackles with energy, integrity and a deep poetic sensibility. A raw and disturbing story of obsessive attraction, it obsesses the reader also, with the force of a haunting.'

Julia Copus

for media enquiries contact Zoe Hood: Zoe.Hood@littlebrown.co.uk