When I Hit You

Meena Kandasamy author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Atlantic Books

Published:1st Mar '18

£9.99

Available for immediate dispatch.

When I Hit You cover

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018

A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR

AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

'Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time' -- Stylist

Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he sets about battering her into obedience and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back - a resistance that will either kill her or set her free.

Explosive * Guardian *
Searing * Financial Times *
Scorching * Observer *
Shattering * Daily Telegraph *
Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time * Stylist *
A powerful portrait of an abusive marriage... [Meena Kandasamy is] an astonishingly talented young female writer. * The Pool *
One of the most important and shocking and poetic books of 2017 * Readwomen *
Fierce and unforgettable * Culturefly *
Brilliant... Astonishing... By far the best read of the year * Women Writers *

  • Short-listed for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 (UK)

ISBN: 9781786491282

Dimensions: 199mm x 130mm x 20mm

Weight: 260g

272 pages

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