The Cows (Paperback)
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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 22/03/2018
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Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O'Porter is the book that everybody needs to read right now.

COW [n.]
/kaÊ /

A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.

Three women. A whole world of judgement.

Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society that sets the agenda, there's something about being a woman that ties invisible bonds between us.

When one extraordinary event rockets Tara to online infamy, their three worlds collide in ways they could never imagine - and they discover that one woman's catastrophe might just be another's inspiration.

Through friendship and conflict, difference and likeness, they'll learn to find their own voices.

Because sometimes it's OK not to follow the herd.

'O'Porter's wise and witty narrative has many thought-provoking situations and concepts. Different, poignant and smart - I loved it' - Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008126063
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A funny, smart, kind, incredibly truthful book about women . . . all the shame, judgement, envy and love that being alive and female entails' - Polly Vernon

'Fierce and funny' - Bryony Gordon, Daily Telegraph

'Smart and insightful' - Red

'Dawn's writing is addictive - fearless, beyond feisty and seriously funny' - Mel Giedroyc

'O'Porter's wise and witty narrative has many thought-provoking situations and concepts. Different, poignant and smart - I loved it' - Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

'Compulsive... I can't wait for the next one' - Shappi Khorsandi

'Feisty characters and fearless prose, The Cows is totally addictive' - Heat

'Sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant, but always rollicking and fast-paced . . . A feel-good read which will resonate with any woman' - Daily Express

'Entertaining and thought-provoking' - Irish Times

'A zippy and hilarious book... tackles some of the most serious issues that affect modern women today' - The Pool

'Fearless, frank and excruciatingly funny' - OK

'A whirlwind of a story about three women finding their voice amid societal pressures . . . Excellent, funny, and decidedly unpatronising - as candid as Dawn' - Metro

'An amazing book about choices and being yourself' - Prima

'Funny and excruciating. You'll think about it for weeks!' - Kristen Wiig

'I loved it. Funny, moving, twisty . . . Wow! I couldn't stop reading it' - Jill Mansell

'A terrifically fun read' - YOU magazine

'Fast, fun and fearless... a warning bell about social media and the damage it can cause' - S Magazine

'The Cows looks at motherhood and female friendship through a frank and funny prism that reminds me of the TV show Catastrophe. Smart, fresh and really readable - I loved it' - Tasmina Perry

'Fast and funny' - Woman & Home

`We've had Bridget Jones now The Cows is setting the agenda for a new generation of readers' - No 1 Magazine

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“Do not follow the herd, be different.....”

I absolutely loved Dawn O'Porter's young adult books and I was really looking forward to this novel. I must say that I wasn't disappointed. I was utterly and totally pulled into a story told through the... More

Hardback edition
4th April 2017
Helpful? Upvote 79

“Be who you want to be!”

Look into the mirror and who do you see? As we catch a glimpse into the lives of Cam, Tara and Stella we begin to understand. I found it both moving, poignant and often very funny. This is the book that everyone will... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
5th April 2017
Helpful? Upvote 48

“Modern women's fiction”

This is the story of three modern women: Tara, a single mother, Stella, a PA who is haunted by thoughts of her dead twin and Cammie, a take-no-prisoners lifestyle blogger. It would be wrong to say they represent a... More

Hardback edition
8th May 2017
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