Oxford Messed Up: A Novel by Andrea Kaufman has been getting a lot of buzz in the publishing trade. This debut novel by Kaufman is about a young, academically brilliant woman – Gloria Zimmerman – with severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder who attends Oxford University. There she meets a unique and tragedy-stricken neighbor by the name of Henry Young. Gloria and Henry find themselves drawn together by a shared obsession with the music and lyrics of one Van Morrison.
“Van Morrison’s lyrics provide a backdrop for this narrative, which is more than a love story – it is a study of fatalistic optimism. I couldn’t put this book down because Kaufman makes you care deeply about the individual journeys of her two protagonists.” Kathleen McCartney, Ph.D., Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Oxford Messed Up is a hardbound release from Grant Place Press ($24.95, 328 pages). It is also available as a Kindle Edition or Nook Book download. You can sample the book now by clicking on this link: