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'One of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read ... I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the more important - and breathlessly debated - books of the year' DAVE EGGERS All Lina ever wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526611659
Barcode 9781526611659
Published 9 July 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Taddeo, Lisa
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ISBN-13 9781526611659
ISBN-10 1526611651
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Circus
Publication Date 9 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Taddeo, Lisa
Category True Stories
Women's Studies
Sexual Relations
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 478g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Man-woman relationships - Case studies, Women - Case studies - Sexual behavior
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.7082
Catalogue Code 991079

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'One of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read ... I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the more important - and breathlessly debated - books of the year' DAVE EGGERS All Lina ever wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town? All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women? Consequences are handed out to some but not to others. Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is one of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read. Taddeo's beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow her protagonists to be wholly human and wholly, blessedly complex. I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the more important - and breathlessly debated - books of the year -- Dave Eggers Intense and riveting. It gives us epic themes in miniature. These women broke my heart and I won't forget them -- Gillian Anderson
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.

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