Girl A

Girl A

Abigail Dean

ISBN
9780008389062
Pub date
21/01/2021
Imprint
HarperCollins
Binding
Paperback
Format
A4 153x234mm
Extent
336 pages
Price
£12.99
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Book Overview


THE BOOK THAT WILL DEFINE A DECADE

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SOON TO BE A TV SHOW DIRECTED BY JOHAN RENCK (Chernobyl)

‘An astonishing achievement.’ JESSIE BURTON
‘Gripping, beautifully written perfection.’ SOPHIE HANNAH
‘A masterpiece.’ LOUISE O’NEILL

‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’

Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

Beautifully written and incredibly powerful, Girl A is a story of redemption, of horror, and of love. If you liked Room, My Dark Vanessa and We Need to Talk About Kevin, you will love this book.

‘Terrifyingly gripping.’ SUSIE STEINER

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About the author


Abigail Dean was born in Manchester, and grew up in the Peak District. She graduated from Cambridge with a Double First in English. Formerly a Waterstones bookseller, she spent five years as a lawyer in London, and took last summer off to work on her debut novel, Girl A, ahead of her thirtieth birthday. She now works as a lawyer for Google, and is currently writing her second novel.

Reviews


  • ‘It is rare for a novel to be so deft yet devastating. A story of terrible control but also irresistible humanity, Girl A is a portrait of survival, intelligence and love, and it will stay with me for a long time. A book of deep feeling, and an astonishing achievement.’ JESSIE BURTON
  • ‘Girl A isn’t just an astonishingly accomplished debut novel, it’s a masterpiece. LOUISE O’NEILL
  • ‘Terrifyingly gripping.’ SUSIE STEINER
  • ‘Gripping, beautifully written perfection.’ SOPHIE HANNAH
  • ‘Girl A is truly my idea of the perfect book: gripping and beautifully written, with complex characters that are fully realised, and hard to forget. I’ll be thinking about this for a long, long time, so… Believe the hype – it really is that good.” KATIE LOWE
  • ‘Beautifully written, compulsively readable.’ JEN WILLIAMS
  • ‘Girl A is an absolute masterpiece: harrowing, emotive, confronting and beautifully written.An absolute scorcher of a debut.’ EMMA GANNON
  • ‘Books like GIRL A don’t come along often; it gives you no option but to put your entire life on pause. One of the most compelling novels I’ve read in a long time.’ STACEY HALLS
  • ‘Girl A is extraordinary. Pitch black, forensic, and uncomfortably riveting, but with such a thread of humour and tenderness. You race through it, then it lingers.’ BETH MORREY
  • ‘Absolutely pitch perfect.’ ELLE CROFT
  • ‘Astonishing! A modern-day classic.’ JEFFERY DEAVER
  • ‘Harrowing but beautiful and surprising’ ADELE PARKS
  • ‘Utterly unputdownable, insanely gripping’ MARIAN KEYES
  • ‘You’ll be thinking about GIRL A long after you turn the final page’ VICTORIA SELMAN
  • ‘This book is remarkable in every way’ CHRIS WHITAKER
  • ‘So powerful’ ANDREW WILSON