Arcadia Books are pleased to congratulate Michael Arditti on the publication today of his ninth novel, Widows and Orphans. Recounting the story of Duncan, the editor of the Francome and Salter Mercury, a regional newspaper in a small sea-side town, this novel is a witty and warm portrait of the contemporary life.
Considering the press focus of the novel, it’s perhaps unsurprising that we have already had great reviews, and here are just a few:
‘It’s a better novel than most that do win prizes. It is funny and moving and deeply engaging.’
Alan Massie, The Scotsman
‘Brilliantly revealing… profoundly satisfying… very readable’
Helen Dunmore, Guardian
‘Arditti’s wit and typically breezy style keep the pages turning effortlessly’
Stephanie Cross, The Lady
‘Michael Arditti is the Graham Greene of our time’
Lucy Beresford, The Spectator
On Tuesday night, Daunts Marylebone played host to a launch party for Michael's book and Widows And Orphans is now available in all good bookshops and on Amazon priced at £14.99!