Expectation (Paperback)
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Expectation (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 09/07/2020
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Charting the dreams and disappointments of a group of East London women, Anna Hope returns with an electric study of friendship, frustration and the curveballs that life forces you to negotiate.    

Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry - and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends. Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life? 

Expectation is a novel of the highs and lows of friendship - how it can dip, dive and rise again. It is also about finding your way: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place - full of dreams, desires and pain - in which we all live our lives. 

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162801
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 127 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Editor's Choice: I enjoyed this contemporary novel about the gulf between the expectation of how life will turn out and the reality... [it] taps into the current conversation about finding fulfilment and living a meaningful life.' - Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller 

'Succulent, tender and honest, Expectation is about the relationships between women: love, loss, triumph and betrayal. It was one of those books that knowingly flirted, then seduced me and then utterly ravished me.' - Tor Udall

'Jaw-droppingly good.' - Sarra Manning

'A generation-defining book, honest and relatable on motherhood, ambition and sex. Like Normal People with female friendship under the microscope.' - Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said

'I loved it. Raw, honest, unputdownable.' - Tammy Cohen

'Few novels leave me genuinely breathless with their brilliance. EXPECTATION is one of them. This book is beautiful. I am in AWE.' - Hannah Beckerman

'I tore through Epectation at the weekend. Exceptional gorgeously written and reads like a love letter to London. I highly recommend it.' - Stacey Halls, bestselling author of The Familiars

'I absolutely loved this. What really appealed to me was the depiction of the parents, about legacy and about what the mother's generation leaves for the one that comes after.' - Anne Youngson

'A generation-defining book, honest and relatable on motherhood, ambition and sex. Like Normal People with female friendship under the microscope.' - Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said

'Anna Hope has a way of getting inside difficult and painful moments, turning them inside out. I felt I knew these women as my own friends. Taut, electric, complex, funny.' - Rachel Joyce bestselling author of The Unexpected Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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“Real, Honest, Heartbreaking, Funny.”

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Anna Hope in London last month. We heard her talk about this new book and was lucky enough to chat with her in person and get my proof copy signed.
I had previously read and... More

Hardback edition
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“A Novel for Modern-Age, Incredibly Written and A Rollercoaster of Emotions”

I have received an early reading copy of this book and I had no idea what to expect. However, while reading I got invested in Lissa, Hannah and Cate's lives as my own. I have found common grounds, understood... More

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“Entrancing”

Another beautifully written book by Anna hope. Telling the story of three girls from what my daughter calls "the lost generation "between the baby boomers and the millenials. It is a... More

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