A Very Nice Girl

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Anna is struggling to afford life in London as she trains to be a singer. During the day, she vies to succeed against her course mates with their discreet but inexhaustible streams of cultural capital and money, and in the evening she sings jazz at a bar in the City to make ends meet. It’s there that she meets Max, a financier fourteen years older than her. Over the course of one winter, Anna’s intoxication oscillates between her hard-won moments on stage, where she can zip herself into the skin of her characters, and nights spent with Max in his glass-walled flat overlooking the city. But Anna’s fledgling career demands her undivided attention, and increasingly – whether he necessarily wills it or not – so does Max.

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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARSELECTED FOR MALALA’S BOOK CLUB’Tender, devastating, witty. And deeply true. Sweetbitter meets Normal People‘ MEG MASON, author of SORROW AND BLISS‘Haunting and bleakly compelling … A writer of promise’ SUNDAY TIMES‘An absorbing debut about sex and power’ GUARDIAN‘Elegant and witty … A precursor to great things’ THE TIMES‘One of the buzziest debut novels this spring’ VOGUECHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY VOGUE AND ESQUIRE_____________________________________________________________________________A bitingly honest, darkly funny debut about love, sex, power and desire, by a major new British talentAnna is struggling to afford life in London as she trains to be a singer. During the day, she vies to succeed against her course mates with their discreet but inexhaustible streams of cultural capital and money, and in the evening she sings jazz at a bar in the City to make ends meet. It’s there that she meets Max, a financier fourteen years older than her. Over the course of one winter, Anna’s intoxication oscillates between her hard-won moments on stage, where she can zip herself into the skin of her characters, and nights spent with Max in his glass-walled flat overlooking the city. But Anna’s fledgling career demands her undivided attention, and increasingly – whether he necessarily wills it or not – so does Max?_____________________________________________________________________________‘Touching on feminism, power, finances and the pleasures and dangers of a new relationship, this book is an assured debut’ CLAIRE FULLER, author of the Women’s Prize-shortlisted UNSETTLED GROUND‘Imogen Crimp captures the glittering thrill of being young and choosing your own life with a dark, unflinching undercurrent of desire, power and control’ JESSICA ANDREWS, author of SALTWATER‘A blazing, darkly funny debut that captures a young woman’s search to find herself … It has an honesty and tenderness that will stay with me for a long time’ RACHEL JOYCE

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Weight0.668 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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