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All the Beautiful Things You Love

By Jonathan Seidler
Elly and Enzo love each other.
Elly and Enzo are breaking up.
Now, everything must go.

When Enzo suddenly walks out on Elly after ten years together, she finds herself marooned in an expensive East London flat, surrounded by all their belongings. She is shell-shocked. Inconsolable. She can’t bear to look at the objects that she and Enzo collected together, those innocuous items that define the key moments of every relationship.
Now she’s listing it all on Marketplace: the table they found in Italy. The bike he bought for her birthday. Records, luggage, a vintage velvet couch. Anything that tells a story she’d rather forget. Elly thinks that selling these items to total strangers will help her move on from Enzo and heal her devastated heart. But she’s about to get a lot more than she bargained for.

All the Beautiful Things You Love is a vivid and vibrant exploration of the things that bring us together and tear us apart, and those keepsakes that populate the wide-open spaces between where love ends and starts again.


‘A pitch-perfect delivery of the clutter and noise our times bring to long-term relationships and their ends – insightful and hugely entertaining.’ – Nick Earls

‘Seidler’s characters are so real, so vibrant I could swear they’re in my contacts. A sheer delight from cover to cover, masterfully soundtracked with the author’s trademark mashup of music and text. I inhaled it with all my senses and never want to let it go.’ – Nadine Cohen

About the author:

Jonathan Seidler is an author, creative director and music critic. His work has been published frequently in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and GQ. Jonathan launched two nationally syndicated fiction series for Broadsheet and commissioned, edited and published an anthology of nature writing. He also wrote and performed the score for Snare, officially selected for SXSW and Tribeca and most recently was music supervisor on the SBS series Latecomers. Jonathan’s first book, It’s A Shame About Ray, was adapted for an immersive live performance for Sydney Writers’ Festival. He is an Esquire columnist, where he writes weekly about the culture of men, mental health and fatherhood and co-founder of vinyl company, Impressed Recordings.

ISBN: 9781761269547

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Credit: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781761269547/

TitleAll the Beautiful Things You Love