Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781838778682 Category:

Young Women

Jessica Moor

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781838778682 Category:


This book is scheduled to be published on 26/05/2022.
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‘One of the most exciting new voices of the decade’ Erin Kelly

‘Ambitious and arresting’ Beth Underdown

‘Utterly engrossing’ Louise Nealon

‘Brilliantly written… compelling’ Kate Sawyer

‘Painfully real’ Hanna Jameson

‘A visceral slice of female friendship’ Stylist

Everyone’s got that history, I guess. Everyone’s got a story.

When Emily meets enigmatic and dazzling actress Tamsin, her life changes. Drawn into Tamsin’s world of Soho living, boozy dinners, and cocktails at impossibly expensive bars, Emily’s life shifts from black and white to technicolour and the two women become inseparable.

Tamsin is the friend Emily has always longed for; beautiful, fun, intelligent and mysterious and soon Emily is neglecting her previous life – her work assisting vulnerable women, her old friend Lucy – to bask in her glow. But when a bombshell news article about a decades-old sexual assault case breaks, Emily realises that Tamsin has been hiding a secret about her own past. A secret that threatens to unravel everything . . .

Young Women is a razor sharp novel that slices to the heart of our most important relationships, and asks how complicit we all are in this world built for men.

Praise for Jessica Moor

‘A fabulous new writer’ Richard Osman

‘Compelling, tense and pacy read’ The Observer, 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2020

‘Powerful and chilling, an important story, well told’ Guardian

‘Vastly impressive . . . Deeply affecting and superbly told, it demands to be read’ Daily Mail

‘Jessica Moor is a new young writer I believe in’ Jeanette Winterson

‘Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book’ Sara Collins

‘Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard’ Rosamund Lupton

Publisher Review

A fresh and searing take on a tale as old as time, Young Women confirms Jessica Moor as one of the most exciting new voices of the decade. * Erin Kelly * A visceral slice of female friendship and complicity in a violently patriarchal world. * Stylist * A sharp examination of society and all-encompassing female friendship. * Red * Utterly engrossing. With Young Women, Jessica Moor has moved the #Metoo conversation from the divisive platform of Twitter to the empathetic realm of fiction - and I am here for it. * Louise Nealon, bestselling author of SNOWFLAKE * Ambitious and arresting in its nuanced treatment of what's usually offered up in black and white. A subtle but compelling plot, a difficult and relatable protagonist. You'll want to read this book. * Beth Underdown * A timely read and a good book club choice. * Prima magazine * A brilliantly written dissection of different types of male abuses of power. With strong characterisations and a compelling plot, it is subtle, nuanced and deals with a challenging subject matter with a deft touch. * Kate Sawyer, Costa shortlisted author of THE STRANDING * Painfully real. A compassionate exploration of a complex issue. * Hanna Jameson, bestselling author of THE LAST * An extraordinary, powerful, shocking novel. I am in awe of Jessica's beautiful, raw writing, and the vivid characters she's created. I know I'm going to be thinking - and talking- about this book for a long time to come. Compelling and urgent ... It deserves to be huge! * Freya Sampson * Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book. * Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton, on KEEPER * A fabulous new writer. * Richard Osman on KEEPER *

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