Friday, March 11, 2011

Galley Giveaway! Be one of the First to Read Matthew Norman’s DOMESTIC VIOLETS

In his debut novel, Domestic Violets, Matthew Norman gives readers a darkly comic family drama about love, loss, and ambition that will leave them laughing and grimacing with every page.

Tom Violet is simply too busy for a full-fledged downward spiral. His now-homeless dad has decided to move in for an undisclosed amount of time. His doctor is trying to convince him that his erectile dysfunction is all in his head. His dog suffers from acute anxiety. His stepfather is in desperate need of marital advice. His boozy stepmother might be stalking him. And, of course, he’s slowly beginning to suspect that his wife may be having an affair with a guy from her gym. So when he orchestrates a truly stupid revenge stunt at work and gets fired, he’s not too surprised.

With hints of subtle satire, Norman tells the story of Tom, an unfortunate everyman fighting against the never-ending barrage of disappointments coming at him from every direction.

Even though Domestic Violets comes out in September, 2011, you can be one of the first to read this outstanding debut novel. We are offering free galleys to the first 20 people to email us at
academic@harpercollins.com*. In your email please provide your:


1. Name
2. Position
3. Institution/School
4. Campus/School Shipping Address


*You will receive a confirmation email If you are one of the first 20 people to respondents. If you do not get a response, you were not one of the first 20 to reply. Please allow 1-2 weeks from the date of the confirmation email for the galley to arrive.

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