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When I Hit You : Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

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LONGLISTED 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 254g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786491281
  • 9781786491282
  • 16,253

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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 *
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About Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010), and the critically acclaimed novel, Gypsy Goddess. She currently lives in East London.
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