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When I Hit You

Audiobook
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018, LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018, SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018, Guardian's Best Books of 2017 , Daily Telegraph's Best Books of 2017 , Observer Best Books of 2017 , Financial Times Best Books of 2017. "Meena Kandasamy's vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph of When I Hit You"- Guardian. Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.

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Publisher: W.F. Howes Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • File size: 162203 KB
  • Release date: May 2, 2019
  • Duration: 05:37:55

MP3 audiobook

  • File size: 162226 KB
  • Release date: May 2, 2019
  • Duration: 05:39:55
  • Number of parts: 5

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018, LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018, SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018, Guardian's Best Books of 2017 , Daily Telegraph's Best Books of 2017 , Observer Best Books of 2017 , Financial Times Best Books of 2017. "Meena Kandasamy's vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph of When I Hit You"- Guardian. Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.

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