This is Pleasure (Hardback)Mary Gaitskill (author)
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A short book that packs an almighty punch, Gaitskill’s emotionally sophisticated novella examines the intricacies of sexual harassment, moral accountability and the limits of loyalty. Interrogating both sides of the debate through nuanced, credible characterisation, This is Pleasure is both a thought-provoking hit of quality fiction and a valuable contribution to a contentious conversation
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 153 g
Dimensions: 184 x 120 x 15 mm
'... an exquisite and morally tangly novella.' - The Sunday Times
'This is an incendiary volume. Having read it twice, I’ve come to feel that Gaitskill’s immaculate words demand such a protective casing…extraordinary, daring, provocative, pitch perfect' - The Observer
'Gaitskill's work feels more real than real life and reading her leads to a place that feels like a sacred space' - The Boston Globe
'Gaitskill is enormously gifted' - The New York Times Book Review
'I really admire how Mary Gaitskill is willing to think about the problematic with complexity and humanity, and without taking sides or engaging in all the fashionable moral hectoring that passes for serious thought these days. This is Pleasure is a breath of intellectual fresh air and badly needed.' - Eimear McBride
'The range of Gaitskill's humanity is astonishing' - LA Times
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