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Lioness

Winner of the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

by Emily Perkins

** AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER & WINNER OF THE OCKHAM NZ BOOK AWARDS**'The most exciting novel I've read in ages... I gulped it down, so readable, so EXCELLENT about people. Read it' Marian Keyes'This novel is perfection' Glamour'A coolly ironic look at modern womanhood... This is an excellent novel' The TimesYou know how we say we devoured a story, and also that we were consumed by it? Eating and being eaten. It was like that with Claire, for me.From humble beginnings, Therese has let herself grow used to a life of luxury after marrying into an empire-building family. But when rumours of corruption gather around her husband's latest development, the social opprobrium is shocking, the fallout swift, and Therese begins to look at her privileged and insular world with new eyes.In the flat below Therese, something else is brewing. Her neighbour Claire believes she's discovered the secret to living with freedom and authenticity, freeing herself from the mundanity of domesticity. Therese finds herself enchanted by the lure of the permissive zone Claire creates in her apartment - a place of ecstatic release.All too quickly, Therese is forced to confront herself and her choices - just how did she become this person? And what exactly should she do about it?'A thoughtful, intelligent novel about one woman's search for more meaning' Good Housekeeping
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Pages:

288

Published:

6 Jul 2023

Format

Hardback

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Imprint

Bloomsbury Circus

ISBN:

9781526660664

** AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER & WINNER OF THE OCKHAM NZ BOOK AWARDS**

'The most exciting novel I've read in ages... I gulped it down, so readable, so EXCELLENT about people. Read it' Marian Keyes


'This novel is perfection' Glamour


'A coolly ironic look at modern womanhood... This is an excellent novel' The Times
You know how we say we devoured a story, and also that we were consumed by it? Eating and being eaten. It was like that with Claire, for me.From humble beginnings, Therese has let herself grow used to a life of luxury after marrying into an empire-building family. But when rumours of corruption gather around her husband's latest development, the social opprobrium is shocking, the fallout swift, and Therese begins to look at her privileged and insular world with new eyes.In the flat below Therese, something else is brewing. Her neighbour Claire believes she's discovered the secret to living with freedom and authenticity, freeing herself from the mundanity of domesticity. Therese finds herself enchanted by the lure of the permissive zone Claire creates in her apartment - a place of ecstatic release.All too quickly, Therese is forced to confront herself and her choices - just how did she become this person? And what exactly should she do about it?

'A thoughtful, intelligent novel about one woman's search for more meaning' Good Housekeeping
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