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Shelf Life by Livia Franchini review – quirky, awkward and fresh

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A shopping list assumes symbolic power in this engaging if flawed tale of post-relationship life When Neil, Ruth Beadle’s boyfriend of 10 years, leaves her, all she has left is their shopping list. In Livia Franchini’s striking if sometimes unsatisfying debut, chapters are named after the items on the list. Some are narrated by the 30-year-old Ruth, as she struggles to make sense of her life without...

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