The Startup Wife: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Startup Wife: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 03/06/2021
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Scalpel-sharp and devastatingly witty, Anam’s story of world-beating apps and sexism in the workplace is a cautionary tale for our times.   

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Halfway through her PhD and already dreaming of running her own lab, computer scientist Asha has her future all mapped out. Then a chance meeting and whirlwind romance with her old high-school crush, Cyrus, changes everything.

Dreaming big, together with their friend Jules they come up with a revolutionary idea: to build a social networking app that could bring meaning to millions of lives. While Asha creates an ingenious algorithm, Cyrus' charismatic appeal throws him into the spotlight.

When the app explodes into the next big thing, Asha should be happy, shouldn't she? But why does she feel invisible in the boardroom of her own company? Why are decisions being made without her? Gripping, witty and razor-sharp, The Startup Wife is a blistering novel about big ambitions, speaking out and standing up for what you believe in.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781838854904
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 220 x 144 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Fresh, funny, brave, savage, smart - Tahmima Anam hits every note perfectly in this novel about our new reality and the age-old problems of men and women that no app can fix.' - Kamila Shamsie

'The Startup Wife is an extremely enjoyable, feminist rom-com - gloriously readable, irresistibly funny and smarter than you realise until you turn the final, triumphant page. I loved this novel.' - Gillian Anderson

'Beneath its high-octane, hi-tech surface, The Startup Wife is a funny, poignant and super-smart story of ambition, independence and love - a brilliant portrait of the times we live in.' - Tash Aw

Praise for Tahmima Anam:

'One of the most impressive novelists of her generation.' - The Times

'Restrained and powerful.' - The Observer

'Anam's prose is glowing and graceful.' - The Guardian

'Exquisite.' - Daily Telegraph

'A novel of heart, brain, and muscle - the competing pulls of history and love are evoked here with a rare honesty, and great skill.' - Kamila Shamsie

'A tale of conflicted love... A superbly written, deeply moving modern love story.' - The Independent

'Seemingly disparate stories slowly coming together one by one, until the moment a last piece clicks sweetly into place to give us the revelation of a perfect, satisfying whole.' - Spectator 

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“Quirky, smart modern love story.”

This is a highly intelligent wickedly funny comedy with a helping of love and drama.

It is also a very modern love story and marriage showing us what happens to relationships when one of the partners overpowers the... More

Hardback edition
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“Tech, empathy, love and feminism. Can Asha stay true to her values as her start-up takes off?”

I've devoured this in about 2 days, wanting to find out what will happen to Asha, Cyrus and Jules. Told from Asha's perspective, we begin with her (rekindled of sorts) relationship with Cyrus who she knows... More

Hardback edition
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“It is not sci-fi”

I thoroughly enjoyed this timely novel of ideas. The narrative does follow (among other things!!) the love story of two characters: Asha, a (very) brainy computer genius second-generation American, who is also the... More

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