The Body Lies (Hardback)
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The Body Lies (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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'Powerful and moving. As a portrayal of the way women move through the world, and the way men see them, it has never been more timely. Absolutely stunning' ERIN KELLY, author of He Said/She Said When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of a new life and single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative writing group. When a troubled student starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book - and he has written her a horrific fate. Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late? At once a breathless battle-of-wits and a disarming exploration of sexual politics, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times. ___________________ 'An outstanding book' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'A literary exploration of consent, entitlement and how narratives can be bent, misappropriated and wrested back. I loved it' SARAH VAUGHAN 'Gripping and strange in the best possible way: the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller' MARIA SEMPLE, bestselling author of Where d'ya go Bernadette? 'This page-turning thriller has a sympathetic and utterly believable heroine, but it's also an examination of how women's bodies are treated, in life and in fiction.' The Bookseller

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857526434
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jo Baker's THE BODY LIES is gripping and strange in the best possible way: the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller." * MARIA SEMPLE, bestselling author of Where d'ya go, Bernadette? *
"This page-turning thrilller has a sympathetic and utterly believable heroine, but it's also an examination of how women's bodies are treated, in life and in fiction." * The Bookseller *
"Powerful and moving, I read The Body Lies in one sitting. As a thriller, it grips and shocks: as a portrayal of the way women move through the world, and the way men see them, it has never been more timely. Absolutely stunning." * ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID *
"A story of female response to male threat, boosted by questions of literary expression... Baker's fans will enjoy the crisp descriptive writing and insightful nuances" * Kirkus Reviews *
"All too plausible, Baker's powerful tale is at times heart-rending to read-and impossible to put down." * Publishers Weekly *

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“A perfect thriller....”

This is definitely a diversion from Jo Baker’s previous historical novels.

She has created a chilling story based on a creative writing teacher who becomes the obsession of one of her students. The story itself is... More

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“Absolutely loved it!”

Thank you to the publishers for this review copy and the opportunity to meet Jo Baker in London last month.
I have never read Jo's books before so I didn't really know what to expect but this book was... More

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