Hello Friend We Missed You

Hello Friend We Missed You

HELLO FRIEND WE MISSED YOU is a deeply poignant and bleakly comic debut novel about loneliness, the ‘violent revenge thriller’ category on Netflix, solipsism, rural gentrification, Jack Black, and learning to exist in the least excruciating way possible.

Its story of depression and death on the small Welsh island of Môn, of people armed with every social media completely failing to communicate, is far, far funnier than it has any right to be. It’s also, ultimately, extremely moving. An incredible debut novel from a truly unique prose stylist.

Winner of the Guardian's 2020 Not the Booker Prize. 


  • ‘The Welsh David Foster Wallace'

    Srdjan Srdic

  • ‘... the satirical style of Brett Easton Ellis... Revolutionary
    Road by Richard Yates... but more than anything, read it if
    you like great fiction’

    Wales Arts Review

  • ‘An inimitable, substantial prose stylist – and by far the
    funniest contemporary British writer around’

    Bill Broady

Richard Owain Roberts


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Publication details:

Hello Friend We Missed You
Parthian (2020)


Translation rights:

Richard Davies
Parthian Books
The Old Surgery
Napier St, Cardigan
SA43 1ED, Wales / UK


Rights sold:

Partizanska Knjiga - Serbia