Promising Young Women (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2019-03-07
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for Irish Newcomer of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards 2018 (UK); Short-listed for Kate O'Brien Award 2019 (UK)
Förlag
Virago Press Ltd
Dimensioner
177 x 134 x 22 mm
Vikt
276 g
ISBN
9780349009933
Promising Young Women (häftad)

Promising Young Women

Häftad Engelska, 2019-03-07
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Jane Peters is an adrift twenty-something by day, and a world-weary agony aunt by night. But when an office party goes too far, Jane dissolves into the high-stakes world of being the Other Woman: a role she has the right advice for, but not the smarts to follow through on. What starts out as a drunken mistake quickly unravels as Jane discovers that sex and power go hand-in-hand, and that it's hard to keep your head when you've become someone else's dirty little secret. A promotion and a pay rise aren't the only changes that Jane's faced with: as her physical and mental stability start to falter, her career, her friendships and even her life are put in jeopardy . . . A striking, gothic, witty debut novel about being a young woman in a man's world.
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An intriguing debut ...The novel takes an interesting turn, spiralling into a much darker story than you might expect. Likeable and compelling; we're looking forward to seeing what O'Donoghue does next * Sunday Business Post Books of the Year * Caroline O'Donoghue's witty, vibrant Promising Young Women, whose title neatly sums up the author as well as her work * Irish Times Best Debuts of 2018 * By turns glossy and gritty ... If Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Nora Ephron or Lena Dunham appeal, there's much to like in O'Donoghue's promising debut * Irish Independent Books of the Year * A smart, spiky novel * Metro * Properly, properly funny * Alexandra Heminsley, Radio 2 - Sara Cox Show * There's drama aplenty in this plugged-in tale of workplace affairs, agony-aunt blogs and female friendship * Mail on Sunday * An amazing writer and this is a timely and brilliant book * Keith Stuart * This debut develops into a dark meditation about life, love and gender politics in the workplace. Witty and thought-provoking * Sunday Mirror * A story that couldn't be more fitting for 2018, it'll have you nodding with familiarity, thinking, laughing - and crying - as you race towards the end * Grazia * Promising Young Women manages to capture exactly how it feels to be a twentysomething woman in London while also containing a gleefully dark and gothic streak. It's an absolute gamechanger * The Pool * Promising Young Women is a look at office politics and power dynamics between men and women at work, with a gothic, slightly terrifying tone * Stylist * You'll find both [forbidden love and scandal] in large measure in Promising Young Women, from the always on-the-nose Caroline O'Donoghue. Office worker by day and agony aunt by night, Jane Peters gets caught up in a risky affair that threatens to derail everything she's managing to precariously hold down. It's tipped to be this summer's bestseller and if you've read Caroline's writing before or follow her on Twitter, you'll know why * Bustle, The Best British Beach Reads For Summer 2018 * O'Donoghue's beautifully paced and very clever debut is an acerbic story about finding office love in all the wrong places with some surprising gothic undertones and a satisfyingly bitter after-taste * inews, The 30 best books to take on holiday in summer 2018 * A timely portrayal of what it's like to be a woman in a man's world * Emerald Street * A powerful tale of manipulation and lust inside a male dominated workforce. Not unlike Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, once you go down the rabbit hole into this dark book, you won't be coming out until you've finished it * Evoke.ie Bookclub Top Five Summer Reads * A darkly funny novel with a gothic twist about surviving the workplace, modern feminism, and the power dynamics that come with relationships * Independent * This is the cleverest, funniest and most assured debut novel I've ever read. Caroline O'Donoghue is enormously talented, but wears her talent lightly - this book is deceptively, seductively charming and easy, before it turns deliciously dark. It's bold, knowing and so smart - fans of Nancy Mitford or Jay McInerney will adore this, but O'Donoghue's voice is absolutely her own * Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-Up * Promising Young Women is a book of two worlds - a light, current London of brunch and cocktails, spiraling into a gothic internal world of obsession, manipulation and fear. O'Donoghue writes the body in a hugely transporting way: if you have never felt like Jane in your own life, it will be impossible to not feel like her as you read this book - her illness and want and stasis and depression. Promising Young Women is a gothic spiral that I couldn't quite hold onto the walls of: a descent I was willing to tumble down. I loved it * Sarah Maria Griffin * This brilliant debut novel takes office politics to the extreme * Elle * Promising Young Women is indeed full of promise, a novel penned by a 28-year-old Corkwoman in a style that is sharp, pithy

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Caroline O'Donoghue is an Irish author, journalist and host of the award-nominated podcast Sentimental Garbage. She has contributed to Grazia, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Buzzfeed, Vice and The Times. On publication of her first novel, Promising Young Women, in 2018 she was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards' Newcomer of the Year and the Kate O'Brien Award. Her next adult novel, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, will be published in 2020 followed by All Our Hidden Gifts, a novel for young adults published by Walker, in 2021. She was born in Cork but currently lives in London with her partner and a terrier with chronic eye problems.