Head Over Heels is the stiletto-sharp sequel to A Sandwich Short of a Picnic about Penny Rushmore, who has a name to live up to and no time to spare. Everyone is making demands – her warring teenagers, her elderly dotty mother, her clients and her badly-behaved spaniel.
As she rushes from one crisis to another, Penny exemplifies the lot of women in their 40s and 50s who have become the Sandwich Generation – she is sandwiched between the demands of ageing parents, teenagers and a career, as well as all the other madness that life throws at her. Still adapting to life without her husband (who departed abruptly in A Sandwich Short of a Picnic), Penny’s first setback comes when she hears that the glamorous young woman Steve took off with is pregnant.
According to Penny’s daughter, Charlotte, Steve and Jacinta are head over heels about each other. According to Penny’s son, Charlotte is also head over heels about her new boyfriend. And it looks like her elderly father is still head over heels about his wife, despite her advanced dementia. Or is he? Is he tipping over the edge, and is Penny going with him?
Funny and fast-paced, Head Over Heels will resonate with women everywhere who feel sandwiched between the needs of work and family, who spend far too much time trying to please everybody and satisfy no-one, and who wonder if they will ever have time for themselves.
“Funny and fast-paced, this is a candid and entertaining novel about finding some sort of balance in your life.” – Australian Woman’s Weekly (NZ Edition)
“In Head Over Heels, Price mines every fifty-something, middle-class working woman’s worst struggles and fears.” – North and South magazine
“If you happen to be in your 40s or above, you can’t fail to recognise yourself in Price’s books.” – Weekend Magazine in The Press and DomPost
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant; Large Print 16 pt edition (February 27, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)