A PASSIONATE, PAGE-TURNING TALE OF COERCIVE CONTROL AND FEMALE SOLIDARITY, FOR FANS OF THREE WOMEN AND ACTS OF DESPERATION.
'This is the book I have always needed, it is F*****G BRILLIANT and everyone should read it' Nikita Gill
'A beautiful, biting page-turner' Irish Times
'Wildly original, this passionate tale of coercive control and female solidarity is nothing short of a work of art.' Zoella
I believe every word you say. That was always my mistake.
Bright, promising Emma is entangled in a toxic romance with her old professor - and she's losing control.
Cruel, charming Tom is idolized by his students and peers - confident he holds all the cards.
In their small Oxford home, he manipulates and undermines her every thought and act. Soon, he will push her to the limit and she must decide: to remain quiet and submit, or to take her revenge.
Written in verse and charged with passion and anger, The Poet is a portrait of a deeply dysfunctional relationship, exploring coercive control, class and privilege. It is also a page-turning tale of female solidarity and survival.
'Brisk, disturbing and very satisfying' Daily Mail
This is the book I have always needed, it is F*****G BRILLIANT and everyone should read it. * Nikita Gill *
A beautiful, biting page-turner... is it any different for young women, these days? Reid's novel provides -- as the best fiction does -- a nuanced, thought provoking answer to this question. * Irish Times *
Brisk, disturbing and very satisfying * Daily Mail *
Written in verse and wildly original, this passionate tale of coercive control and female solidarity is nothing short of a work of art. * Zoella *
We've never read anything quite like this before... the poetry sings so beautifully... you'll be completely submerged * Cosmopolitan *
Brilliant and beautifully written. It'll have you raging and rejoicing till the very last page. * Manjeet Mann, winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2021 *
I devoured it both as a breath-taking, page-turning novel on betrayal and a series of startling poems, chiselled from bone. The Poet is going to e x p l o d e into 2022 and leave us all spilt and shuddering! Astounding book. * Helen Paris *
A novel in verse about poetry, female desire and achievement, gender politics and revenge, it weeps, rages and triumphs in words as exquisite as emotion. Loved it. * Julie Cohen *
A thunderstorm of female power with nods to the greatest poets of all time. Drop everything and read. * Ericka Waller *
Superb . . . Raw, angry and utterly compelling . . . The writing is stunning - I hope it'll put verse novels on the map. * Hush - Five Unmissable Books for 2022 *
Dimensions: 222mm x 144mm x 31mm