Forget how do we find lasting happiness in a quick-swipe dating world. How do we find just a few moments of it? The quest for love – or a pleasant evening – is captured here in a series of flickering anecdotes that are sometimes darkly humorous, often deftly poignant. Manvel’s debut is as disarming as it is funny and insightful. This brutal account of modern manners skewers the chicken fillets of romantic literature with stiletto-sharp heels.