The Brutal Language of Love

The Brutal Language of Love

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From its startling opening sentences, THE BRUTAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE has the reader hooked: raw, frank and often desperately funny, the stories in this collection set out to redraw the map of the human heart. We meet a young teenager who spends her afternoons taking baths with the school bully, a woman in her thirties who is convinced by a bra shopping trip that she is a lesbian, and an American college girl who marries an Egyptian man to prove to herself that she is not racist. Erian's heroines are often outsiders, but what unites them is their defiance - though their choices may lead them to suffer, there is an overwhelming sense that they may prefer this than to have missed the experiences that have made them who they are.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 116 x 175 x 22mm | 244g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074727066X
  • 9780747270669

About Alicia Erian

Alicia Erian was born in New York to an Egyptian father and American mother. She has worked as a film director and screenwriter - her script WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN has attracted interest from Julia Roberts' production company, amongst others. She has had a story published in Francis Ford Coppola's magazine Zoetrope, which he has optioned. Alicia has briefly lived in London and Ireland.show more

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