Young Women: Set to be the most fiercely-debated novel of 2022


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SKU: 9781838778699 Categories: , Tag: Author: Jessica MoorPublication Date: 26th May 2022Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 256Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd


Everyone’s got that history, I guess. Everyone’s got a story.

When Emily meets the enigmatic and dazzling actress Tamsin, her life changes. Drawn into Tamsin’s world of Soho living, boozy dinners, and cocktails at impossibly expensive bars, Emily’s life shifts from black and white to technicolour and the two women become inseparable.

Tamsin is the friend Emily has always longed for; beautiful, fun, intelligent and mysterious and soon Emily is neglecting her previous life – her work assisting vulnerable women, her old friend Lucy – to bask in her glow. But when a bombshell news article about a decades-old sexual assault case breaks, Emily realises that Tamsin has been hiding a secret about her own past. Something that threatens to unravel everything . . .

Young Women is a razor sharp novel that slices to the heart of our most important relationships, and asks how complicit we all are in this world built for men.

Praise for Jessica Moor

‘A fabulous new writer’ Richard Osman

‘Compelling, tense and pacy read’ The Observer, 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2020

‘Powerful and chilling, an important story, well told’ Guardian

‘Vastly impressive . . . Deeply affecting and superbly told, it demands to be read’ Daily Mail

‘Jessica Moor is a new young writer I believe in’ Jeanette Winterson

‘Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book’ Sara Collins, author of ‘The Confessions of Frannie Langton’

‘Intense and compassionate . . . it made me furious and sad, but it also made me feel seen’ — Hanna Jameson, author of The Last

‘Pacy, absorbing and electric in its detail, Keeper is compassionately, furiously true’ Beth Underdown

‘Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard’ Rosamund Lupton

Young Women: Set to be the most fiercely-debated novel of 2022