Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart.
Trauma, empathy, isolation + healing in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Reader’s Guide
The novel focuses on year-old Eleanor Oliphant, a social misfit who becomes enamoured of a singer she sees performing named Johnnie Lomond, whom she believes she is destined to be with. It deals with themes of isolation and loneliness. Eleanor Oliphant, the novel's protagonist and narrator, lives in Glasgow and works as a finance clerk for a graphic design company. She is 29 at the novel's outset. She is academically intelligent, with a degree in Classics and high standards of literacy, and every day she completes the Daily Telegraph crossword during her lunch break. However, she is socially awkward and leads a solitary lifestyle.
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The availability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries. Quirky Eleanor struggles to relate to other people and lives a very solitary life. When she and the new work IT guy happen to be walking down the street together, they witness an elderly man collapse on the sidewalk and suddenly Eleanor's orderly routines are disrupted. A novel about loneliness and Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
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G ail Honeyman arrives in London trailing a wheelie-case, having travelled from Glasgow on a plane that was supposed to leave at 7am, but was delayed by the freezing weather. As we take the escalator up to liberate her of the case for a photocall, we muse on the peculiarity of a —7C ground frost stranding a plane which regularly flies at air temperatures of —40C. In ways that only those who have found themselves sucked into her award-winning debut novel will truly understand, this is an Eleanor Oliphant moment: it enfolds a stressful experience, stoically borne, in the beady intelligence of a woman who is rarely seen in public without a trolley-bag. The comparison has less to do with Honeyman herself than with the capacity of her writing to make everything seem a little bit strange, slightly dislocated from its face value. But whereas most such narrators exert a sinister control on the perspective and plot of the novels in which they appear, Eleanor is immediately revealed as an eccentric, pratfalling her way through the early chapters, apparently oblivious to the way her foibles appear to those around her, even as she reports the bitchy conversations she has overheard. She shores herself up with ritual The Archers on weekday evenings, two bottles of vodka at the weekend and barricades herself behind a comic formality of thought and speech, while harbouring an adolescent crush on a singer known only to her through his Twitter feed. The character grew, Honeyman explains, out of a newspaper article she read years earlier about the problem of loneliness.