Piglet (Hardback)Lottie Hazell (author)
An unexpected truth about her husband-to-be sends a woman on a hungry and searing journey of self-revelation in this ferocious, propulsive and cunningly crafted debut.
'Her life is so full, so why is she hungry?'
For Piglet – an unshakable childhood nickname – getting married is her opportunity to reinvent. Together, Kit and Piglet are the picture of domestic bliss – effortless hosts, planning a covetable wedding ... But if a life looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Thirteen days before they are due to be married, Kit reveals an awful truth, cracking the façade Piglet has created. It has the power to strip her of the life she has so carefully built, so smugly shared. To do something about it would be to self-destruct. But what will it cost her to do nothing?
As the hours count down to their ‘big day’, Piglet is torn between a growing appetite and the desire to follow the recipe, follow the rules. Surely, with her husband, she could be herself again. Wouldn’t it be a waste for everything to curdle now?
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm
Very wise, and so wonderful on food and cooking it should probably come with a hunger trigger-warning. I loved it. - Daily Mail
A deliciously dark tour de force - Red
Sublime descriptions of food... a quirky story of class, appetite and body image - Good Housekeeping
A dark, weird, satisfying tale about greed and desire. - i News
Lottie Hazell has managed to create a style, and a character, instantly relatable and readable—while being stunningly original and fully-formed - Foyles, Top Ten Reads for January
This book! Visceral, brilliantly dark, and so smart. An object lesson in how our relentless pursuit of a tickbox life will never make us happy. Characters that pop, writing you could eat. - Fran Littlewood, author of Amazing Grace Adams
Piglet is luscious and disturbing and propulsive, and I completely devoured it. It's a book about hunger and secrecy and women made small by convention. And it's a book that tears at the surface of things to reveal the vast, messy truth of a body with a beating heart. - Catherine Newman, author of We All Want Impossible Things
It takes audacity and all kinds of courage to produce a novel as ferocious and weird as Piglet. The narrative accelerates like nothing else I've read, opening onto dead-end domestic conformity and then driving us all the way out into the wildernesses, where the possibility for liberation, the fulfilment of desires might be discovered. It made me so hungry. - Lamorna Ash, author of Dark, Salt, Clear
Piglet is a compelling, entertaining novel about wanting - and deserving, and learning to deserve - more. I was particularly taken with the way in which Hazell writes about food, which is described in luxurious and dynamic detail throughout the novel, as central to the story as Piglet herself, and its place in shaping women's inner lives and identities. - Cathy Thomas, author of Islanders
Appropriately, I inhaled it. Piglet is an engrossing novel about who and what we crave in life. Rich and tender, moving and rousing, hunger-inducing and inspired. A high-wire exploration of control, pleasure and desire that left me feeling well and truly satisfied. - Chloë Ashby, author of Wet Paint
Such an interesting, clever read. - Belfast Telegraph
[A] sharp, dark, must-read story about appetite, ambition, secrecy and shame - Daily Mail
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