Wetlands

    • 3.1 • 27 Ratings
    • £5.49
    • £5.49

Publisher Description

With her jaunty dissection of the sex life and the private grooming habits of the novel's 18-year-old narrator, Helen Memel, Charlotte Roche has turned the previously unspeakable into the national conversation in Germany.

Since its debut in February, the novel ("Feuchtgebiete," in German) has sold more than a million copies, and is the biggest selling book on Amazon anywhere in the world.

The book is a headlong dash through every crevice and byproduct, physical and psychological, of its narrator's body and mind. It is difficult to overstate the raunchiness of the novel. Wetlands opens in a hospital room after an intimate shaving accident. It gives a detailed topography of Helen's hemorrhoids, continues into the subject of a**l intercourse and only gains momentum from there, eventually reaching avocado pits as objects of female sexual satisfaction and - here is where the debate kicks in - just possibly female empowerment. Clearly the novel has struck a nerve, catching a wave of popular interest in renewing the debate over women's roles and image in society.

About the author

Charlotte Roche was born in 1978 in High Wycombe, but was brought up and lives in Germany. She has been a highly respected presenter on the German equivalent of MTV.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
6 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Fourth Estate
SIZE
671.3
KB

Customer Reviews

KaraLondon ,

Mesmerising

Totally unlike anything you will have ever read before . This book delves into all the dark and grungy aspects of the female body with a refreshing and blatant honesty about women's bits that you might have thought about but never mentioned.

Bcam71 ,

Terrible shock value nonsense.

Stuck with this til the end purely to see if there was any merit in it, and it was a waste of time. Unnecessarily graphic for the sake, childishly crude and rambling. If I could have given it less than 1 star, I would have.

AmeliaRose ,

Wow

This novel is amazing. It spoke to me so much. Thank you for writing this! An incredible, bizarre read. I wish I could read it all over again as if for the first time. Wow.

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