When I Hit You

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

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Publisher Description

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

Guardian's Best Books of 2017
Daily Telegraph's Best Books of 2017

Observer Best Books of 2017
Financial Times Best Books of 2017

"Meena Kandasamy's vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph of When I Hit You"- Guardian

Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
4 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atlantic Books
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

Mad@Nature ,

Shocking and brilliant

This book is deeply troubling and triggering, but also brilliant in its honesty and for providing such a gripping and compelling voice for such a brutal story. I read this book in a day and could hardly put it down - there was so much tension and suspense, fear and shock.
I would recommend this book, but it should also carry a warning to readers who could be triggered by descriptions of coercive control and domestic abuse.

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