So Happy for You (Original)


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Hanover Square Press
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Celia Laskey is the author of Under the Rainbow, a finalist for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her work has appeared in Guernica, the Minnesota Review and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico. She lives with her wife in Los Angeles.


"Hilarious and wise, So Happy for You reveals the deeper and more sinister truths behind one of society's most commonplace institutions--marriage, and does so with a pitch-perfect, relentlessly inquisitive narrator at the helm. At its core, this is an investigation of friendship and just how much we will sacrifice of our true selves in the name of tradition. This novel made me laugh, made me think, and spun its way to a wholly surprising and thrilling conclusion, where 'together forever' takes on a much more terrifying connotation than most of us can imagine. Laskey is a magician, combining the important social commentary this genre needs with a knock-out page-turning narrative that will leave you guessing to the last page."--Chelsea Bieker, author of Godshot and Heartbroke

"So Happy for You is the sort of devilishly clever summer read I crave. Like the worst wedding in history, I watched it unfold with my hands over my eyes and a laugh in my throat, eager to see it fly off the rails."--John Fram, author of The Bright Lands

"Celia Laskey's sly thriller completely transfixed me from beginning to end. Tart and playful, this tale of a wedding weekend gone fatally wrong is part psychological game, part societal inquest, and part best friend break-up from hell. I loved this trim and thrashing read."--Amy Jo Burns, author of Shiner

"Magnificent. In So Happy for You, Celia Laskey has masterfully crafted the tense, messy, big-hearted, and deeply original queer love story we didn't know we've been waiting for, as much full of human characters as incisive social commentary. I can't wait to see what Laskey gives us next."--Peter Kispert, author of I Know You Know Who I Am

"So Happy for You skewers the wedding-industrial complex with uproarious bitterness and gleeful fury, and a spiraling absurdism that will leave you wondering whether it's all that absurd after all. If you've ever gritted your teeth through a nightmare wedding, this one's for you. A firecracker of a book."--Micah Nemerever, author of These Violent Delights