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When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

Author: Meena Kandasamy
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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.

Awards

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

Reviews

"Meena Kandasamy's vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph of When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife"- Guardian

Explosive * Guardian *

Urgent * Financial Times *

Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time * Stylist *

One of the most important and shocking and poetic books of 2017 * Readwomen *

Fierce and unforgettable * Culturefly *

Brilliant... Astonishing... By far the best read of the year * Women Writers *

This book is so so good. One of the best of the year * Nikesh Shukla *

Author description

Meena Kandasamy (born 1984) is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010), and the critically acclaimed novel, Gypsy Goddess.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781786491282
  • : Atlantic Books, Limited
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : June 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 256
  • : Meena Kandasamy
  • : Paperback
  • : Main