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A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
A Spot of Bother finds author Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) again exploring the subtleties of family relationships and dynamics. George Hall is looking forward to retirement in the English town of Peterborough. He's obsessed over a spot on his hip, ignoring the other family dramas that swirl around him. His single-mother daughter is making plans to marry a man of whom they do not approve, his gay son is refusing to bring his lover to the wedding, and his wife is having an affair with George's ex-colleague. George is falling apart, as is the family, and maybe that's necessary before they can come together again. A Spot of Bother has received mostly positive reviews with The Independent saying, "A Spot of Bother is nothing short of brilliant."