WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019BOOKS OF THE YEAR - VOGUE and TIME MAGAZINE'Daring, funny, humane, delightful.
She's the real thing... This strange and impressive novel [is] the best on this year's shortlist' Guardian'In the search for a new literary star, Lara Williams is the name that keeps cropping up' StylistPhoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag meets Nora Ephron's Heartburn in this savagely funny and painfully truthful tale of hunger and friendship, bodies and the space they take up in the world. Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry - until the day she invents Supper Club. Supper Club is a secret society for hungry women. Women who are sick of bad men and bad sex, of hinted expectations to talk less, take less, be less.
So they gather after dark and feast until they are sick.
They drink and dance and roar. And, month by month, their bodies expand. At the centre of the Supper Club stands Roberta - cynical yet anxious, precocious and lost.
She is seeking the answer to a simple question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?This is a story about the hunger that never goes away. And it is a story about the people who make us what we are - who lead us astray and ultimately save us.
You look hungry. Join the club. 'A story of female desire, friendship, lust, and, above all, hunger. . . This novel will alternately make you laugh, tear up, and text your group chat begging to start a wayward dining committee' Vogue'Outrageously good' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure 'The voice feels akin to Sally Rooney's: colloquial, precise, at once uneasy about its place in the world and determined to stand up for itself' Lara Feigel, Guardian 'Wise, generous, exquisite' Andrea Long Chu, The New York Times'Utterly perfect on loneliness, isolation, friendship, love, appetite and body image' Marian Keyes'The most visceral, satisfying, wildly indulgent thing I've read in years - about growing up and learning how to embody conflicting desires, as a woman and an animal.
I adored Supper Club' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals 'Fantastic.
Funny and incisive with some of the best food writing I've read.
I love it' - Caroline O'Donoghue, author of Promising Young Women
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/07/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241350317
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