Sophie Mackintosh brings us face to face with the brutality of love, demanding to know the price of survival in a hostile world.

Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them – three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake.

Longlisted
The Man Booker Prize 2018
Published by
Hamish Hamilton
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