Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is now available for pre-order!
“[Harry and Matilda] are disillusioned, angsty, and seeking the answers to life’s big questions amid a myriad of disastrous, hilarious choices. The unsettling truth at the heart of their relationship is revealed as the two trade zingers, advice, and tender reminiscences about their close, yet separate, adolescence (each grew up with different parent after a divorce). Hulin’s razor-sharp and sardonic writing propels this page-turner to a resolution that is equal parts happy and disturbing. Fans of recent tragicomic epistolary novels like Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette will find much to enjoy here.”
“Endearing and indecent… Creative and funny… [Hulin’s] writing excels in its ability to make the twins appealing. The email-exchange format leaves the reader feeling closely connected to the characters… Humorous and intimate… A novel as remarkably witty as it is frightful.”
“Laugh-out-loud funny….Visual cues seem integral to Hulin’s project—Matilda illustrates feelings with diagrams, and photographs separate each section…. an entertaining caper and a thought-provoking look at family, memory, and the complexities of love.”
In stores everywhere on January 17, 2017
"Romeo and Juliet, Franny and Zooey, Ego and Id, Abbot and Costello— these are the stories and pairings that came to my mind as I read Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. This is a very funny and sad and beautiful first novel, and the last line made my heart leap with joy, but don't skip ahead!!"
—Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!
“Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a funny, tender look at the complexities of family. It also paints a frighteningly accurate picture of the elusive quest for adulthood. Witty, playful, and inventive, Rachel Hulin's debut is just plain fun to read.”
—Swan Huntley, author of We Could Be Beautiful
“Rachel Hulin ably demonstrates that the age-old epistolary form is deeply satisfying to the modern reader; we’re the voyeurs in a story that’s often delightful and occasionally discomfiting.”
—Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty
“Harry and Matilda's letters, filled with inside jokes, culture references high and low, advice, questions, and lived-in philosophy, can be uproarious or wistful, glib or pained, brilliant or obtuse. Through their communiques, they paint a vibrant picture of their lives for each other, for themselves, and for us. Hulin does wonderful things with adult friendship and the language that describes it."
—Ben Greenman, author of The Slippage and What He’s Poised To Do