Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize, 2018
Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, 2018
Coming with giant grass-roots support and extraordinary critical acclaim, When I Hit You has moved readers to laughter, to anger, to tears... and to action.
Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he sets about battering her into obedience and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back - a resistance that will either kill her or set her free.
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‘Urgent’ -- Financial Times
‘Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time’ -- Stylist
‘One of the most important and shocking and poetic books of 2017’ -- Readwomen
‘Fierce and unforgettable’ -- Culturefly
‘Brilliant... Astonishing... By far the best read of the year’ -- Women Writers
‘This book is so so good. One of the best of the year’ -- Nikesh Shukla