Piglet Signed First Edition
The must-read literary fiction book of 2024 to discuss at your book club
Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd
Published:25th Jan '24
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Her life is so full, so why is she hungry?
‘I loved it’ Daily Mail
‘A deliciously dark tour de force’ Red
‘Intriguing, propulsive, delicious and ultimately satisfying... it’s a book you’ll want on your 2024 reading list’ Claire Daverley, author of Talking at Night
For Piglet – an unshakable childhood nickname – getting married is her opportunity to reinvent. Together, Kit and Piglet are the picture of domestic bliss – effortless hosts, planning a covetable wedding ... But if a life looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Thirteen days before they are due to be married, Kit reveals an awful truth, cracking the façade Piglet has created. It has the power to strip her of the life she has so carefully built, so smugly shared. To do something about it would be to self-destruct. But what will it cost her to do nothing?
As the hours count down to their wedding, Piglet is torn between a growing appetite and the desire to follow the recipe, follow the rules. Surely, with her husband, she could be herself again. Wouldn’t it be a waste for everything to curdle now?
Piglet is the searing, unforgettable and original debut which is set to take readers by storm in 2024.
‘Prose Nora Ephron would be proud of’ Marlowe Granados, author of Happy Hour
Very wise, and so wonderful on food and cooking it should probably come with a hunger trigger-warning. I loved it. * Daily Mail *
A cunning critique of the expectations that society continues to heap on young women. * Financial Times *
A deliciously dark tour de force * Red *
Some novels just get food right ... Hazell understands just how connected culinary and literary pleasures are ...[There is] much to devour in Piglet: set scenes of stomach-churning awkwardness, razor-sharp analysis of class, even an unforgettable description of food on the verge of rot. * Sunday Times *
Sublime descriptions of food... a quirky story of class, appetite and body image * Good Housekeeping *
A dark, weird, satisfying tale about greed and desire. * i News *
Lottie Hazell has managed to create a style, and a character, instantly relatable and readable—while being stunningly original and fully-formed * Foyles, Top Ten Reads for January *
This book! Visceral, brilliantly dark, and so smart. An object lesson in how our relentless pursuit of a tickbox life will never make us happy. Characters that pop, writing you could eat. * Fran Littlewood, author of Amazing Grace Adams *
Intriguing, propulsive, delicious and ultimately satisfying: I devoured it in two days, and suffice to say, it’s a book you’ll want on your 2024 reading list. * Claire Daverley, author of Talking at Night *
Piglet is luscious and disturbing and propulsive, and I completely devoured it. It's a book about hunger and secrecy and women made small by convention. And it's a book that tears at the surface of things to reveal the vast, messy truth of a body with a beating heart. * Catherine Newman, author of We All Want Impossible Things *
It takes audacity and all kinds of courage to produce a novel as ferocious and weird as Piglet. The narrative accelerates like nothing else I've read, opening onto dead-end domestic conformity and then driving us all the way out into the wildernesses, where the possibility for liberation, the fulfilment of desires might be discovered. It made me so hungry. * Lamorna Ash, author of Dark, Salt, Clear *
Piglet is a compelling, entertaining novel about wanting - and deserving, and learning to deserve - more. I was particularly taken with the way in which Hazell writes about food, which is described in luxurious and dynamic detail throughout the novel, as central to the story as Piglet herself, and its place in shaping women's inner lives and identities. * Cathy Thomas, author of Islanders *
Appropriately, I inhaled it. Piglet is an engrossing novel about who and what we crave in life. Rich and tender, moving and rousing, hunger-inducing and inspired. A high-wire exploration of control, pleasure and desire that left me feeling well and truly satisfied. * Chloë Ashby, author of Wet Paint *
I read this book in a single gulp, thrilling and horrifying at once. Lottie Hazell takes a butcher’s knife to the pleasure principle, and serves up a deliriously amusing, wanton portrait of self-destruction. A visceral insight into the damage a patriarchal class society can wreak on the stomach. A tale without redemption, but with many troubled pleasures. * Amber Husain, author of Meat Love *
Ambitious prose Nora Ephron would be proud of. Hazell captures the subtle class divide in contemporary British life with precision—all while serving the reader a bacchanal of delicious food writing that will have you craving more * Marlowe Granados, author of Happy Hour *
Such an interesting, clever read. * Belfast Telegraph *
[A] sharp, dark, must-read story about appetite, ambition, secrecy and shame * Daily Mail *
Dimensions: 218mm x 140mm x 32mm