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  • "One of the most stunningly heartfelt, lump-in-your-throat novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Hold on to your heart: this book will wreck you, fix you, and most definitely change you"

    Becky Albertalli
  • "Written in his lyrical and clear-eyed style, Jeff Zentner's Goodbye Days is a gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming meditation on grief and forgiveness"

    Nicola Yoon
  • "Heartbreaking and life-affirming"

    Teen Vogue
  • "Haunting, complex, heartbreaking"

    Imogen Russell Williams, Metro
  • "A fantastic novel with vividly realised characters - a story about friendship, loss and the importance of letting people see who you really are"

  • "From the opening line, Zentner expertly channels Carver’s distinctive voice as a 17-year-old writer turned “funeral expert”"

    Publishers Weekly
  • "An absorbing effort with emotional and psychological integrity"

    Booklist, starred review
  • "I cried, I gasped, and I laughed throughout this book. You feel yourself break and heal alongside Carver. This is one that will stick with you long after you read it."

    Layla, Waterstones Bromley bookseller
  • "Zentner skillfully depicts his protagonist’s inner turmoil and the beginnings of his recovery in an organic, frequently raw narrative."

    Horn Book
  • "The characterisation is masterful ... Jeff Zentner is the real deal"


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