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Summary

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Min works at the BBC as an audio engineer, where she is struggling to replicate the sound of a heartbeat. At home, other matters of the heart are making a mockery of life as Min knows it.

Min has found herself the object of her lodger's affection. An internationally renowned opera singer she's nicknamed 'The Bloater', Min is disgusted and attracted to him in equal measure. But with a husband so invisible that she accidentally turns the lights off on him even when he's still in the room, Min can't quite bring herself to silence The Bloater's overtures.

Vain, materialistic, yet surprisingly tender, The Bloater is a sparklingly ironic comedy of manners for all flirtatious gossips who love to hate and hate to love.

©2022 Rosemary Tonks (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Should The Bloater be republished? Oh God, absolutely, it's fantastic." (Stewart Lee)

"It is the perfect aperitif, makes you feel warm and careless and much, much happier." (The Times)

"Brittle, spry, spiky, amusing, a comedy of love...an original and distinctive flavour." (Sunday Times)

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