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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes' grade three teacher, Martha.

'Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry's suits, has gone after them.

'Craig and Lesley have dropped over briefly from next door to catch up on the fallout from Henry and Caroline's all-night row.

'And Janice, Caroline's sister, is staying for the weekend to look after the girls because Janice is the sensible one. A microbiologist with a job she loves, a fervent belief in the beauty of the scientific method and a determination to make a solo life after her divorce from Alec.

'Then Craig returns through the bedroom window expecting a tryst with Caroline and finds Janice in her bed, Lesley storms in with a jealous heart and a mouthful of threats, Henry, Caroline and Martha arrive back from the airport in separate taxis—and let's not even get started on Brayden the pizza guy.

'Janice can cope with all that. But when Alec knocks on the door things suddenly get complicated.

'Harnessing the exquisite timing of the great comedies to the narrative power and emotional intelligence for which she is famous, Toni Jordan brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to this brilliant, hilarious novel.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Robbie, with apologies for the poor geopolitical analysis and unacceptably low number of explosions in this book.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
      82330811488542896.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 27/04/2016
      ISBN: 9781922253910, 9781925355451

Works about this Work

Crumbling Marriages and Middle-class Sex - It's a Farce Helen Elliott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 April - 1 May 2016; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 April - 1 May 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Review: A Modern-day Farce That Scrutinises the Family Helen Elliott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 29 April 2016;

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
'... Toni Jordan, an elegant and informed writer who might also have shone as a stand-up comedian, is just the writer to catch the merriment of farce as it flies and flick it back between the book covers. This is a tale of three marriages. Those middle-aged, middle class marriages that the lazy god of lust and discontent can liquidise without getting up from the sofa. ...'
Hopeless Romantic Who Has Trouble Being Serious Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Toni Jordan provokes lumps in the throat as well as belly laughs, writes Thuy On.
Toni Jordan, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts SR , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 April 2016;

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
A Fusillade of Bitter but Hilarious Repartee Geordie Williamson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Review : Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Josephine Taylor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Review : Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Maryanne Vagg , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 41)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Crumbling Marriages and Middle-class Sex - It's a Farce Helen Elliott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 April - 1 May 2016; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 April - 1 May 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Review: A Modern-day Farce That Scrutinises the Family Helen Elliott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 29 April 2016;

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
'... Toni Jordan, an elegant and informed writer who might also have shone as a stand-up comedian, is just the writer to catch the merriment of farce as it flies and flick it back between the book covers. This is a tale of three marriages. Those middle-aged, middle class marriages that the lazy god of lust and discontent can liquidise without getting up from the sofa. ...'
Hopeless Romantic Who Has Trouble Being Serious Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Toni Jordan provokes lumps in the throat as well as belly laughs, writes Thuy On.
Toni Jordan, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts SR , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 April 2016;

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
A Fusillade of Bitter but Hilarious Repartee Geordie Williamson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Review : Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Josephine Taylor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
Review : Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Maryanne Vagg , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 41)

— Review of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Toni Jordan 2016 single work novel
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