Publisher: Global Book Sales
Publication Date: February 07, 2019
Binding: Kobo eBook
• Revenge parable from top novelist, set in angry, anarchic times, where terrorism has become routine • Fans of Maggie Gee include: Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel, Patrick Ness, Jane Gardam, Elaine Showalter, Julian Barnes • ‘Supremely artful’ Lionel Shriver; ‘Gripping, original, highly entertaining - Gee is superb’ J G Ballard. • Satire on power, corruption, capitalism, war-mongering, bullying, racism, nationalism, terrorism, told with infectious, wicked glee, with upbeat ending - a literary and commercial tour de force. • A scintillating read, on patricide, on retribution for personal or political wrongs - powerfully funny; energetic, vibrant language. • Fast-moving thriller, with serious questions: do we need ‘monstrous women’ to oppose bullies of women and the weak? How can democracies respond to fundamentalism? What is the relationship between vengeance and the law? • Indictment of contemporary society set in comic, Gothic mystery novel; an engaging read. Examines violence begetting violence, the dark spots of our psyche informing our political motivations, beautifully tied together with that of family politics. • For fans of We Need to Talk about Kevin, White Teeth, the work of Naomi Alderman, JG Ballard, Ann Patchett. Endorsements ‘Wise and beautiful - about what it feels like to be alive’ Zadie Smith ‘Fast-moving, energetic, constantly surprising’ Hilary Mantel ‘Gripping, original and highly entertaining - Maggie Gee at her superb best’ J G Ballard ‘Supremely artful’ Lionel Shriver ‘Hang on to your hats, it’s a joy’ Jane Gardam ‘Wickedly smart, funny and fearless, plus that rarest of all things, genuinely surprising’ Patrick Ness ‘Worldly, witty, enjoyable, impressive’ Doris Lessing ‘Giddily playful, cunning, gloriously funny’ Metro Best Summer Reads ‘Maggie Gee’s enchanting Virginia Woolf in Manhattan reimagines Woolf as a timeless, global inspiration for women’ Elaine Showalter ‘A witty book . . . It’s got everything in a novel that I really like’ ...