Pizza Girl

Pizza Girl

Jean Kyoung Frazier

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B Format 129x198mm
208 pages
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Book Overview

Named a Vogue, Esquire, NPR, Marie Claire, and Refinery29 Best Book of the Year. Perfect for fans of Normal People and Fleabag

Great inventiveness, unfailing intelligence and empathy, and best of all a rare and shimmering wit’ Richard Ford

A moving story about an unforgettable young woman trying to find her place in the world…

Eighteen years old, pregnant, and working as a pizza delivery girl, our dysfunctional heroine is deeply lost and in complete denial about it all.

Her world is further upended when she becomes obsessed with Jenny, a stay-at-home mother new to the neighbourhood.

As one woman looks toward motherhood and the other toward middle age, the relationship between the two begins to blur in strange and ultimately heartbreaking ways.

Bold, tender, and unexpected, Pizza Girl is a moving and funny portrait of a flawed, unforgettable young woman as she tries to find her place in the world.

‘A blend of Normal People and Convenience Store Woman … pacy and unexpected’ Cosmopolitan

‘A unique, satisfying read … can be devoured in one setting’ Vice

‘Utterly moving’ Stylist

‘A thought provoking debut … I loved it’ Daily Mail

’Fresh, funny, bittersweet’ New York Times

‘Bristles with biting wit and optimism, each page a feast of Cheeto-fingered heart, humor, and lyricism’ Esquire

‘Funny, fast-moving and essential… You will devour it’ Lara Williams, author of Supper Club

About the author

JEAN KYOUNG FRAZIER lives in Los Angeles. Pizza Girl is her debut novel.


  • ‘Utterly moving’ Stylist
  • ‘A bold and unusual novel’ Vogue
  • ‘This story is both heartbreaking and hysterical, so buckle in for a wild emotional ride’ Good Housekeeping
  • ‘A thought provoking debut … so compelling … I loved it’ Daily Mail
  • ‘Bold, funny and quick … a unique, satisfying read that can be devoured in one sitting’ Vice
  • ‘Exactly the sort of read I’m looking for at the moment’ Refinery29
  • ‘A fine debut’ Independent
  • ‘A punchy and riveting story about struggling to take control of your life’ BuzzFeed
  • ‘Pacy and unexpected, this is a read you’ll find refreshing if you’ve been stuck in a rut’ Cosmopolitan
  • ‘By turns witty and moving, this is a sharp shock of a novel … Frazier is a stylish writer who wears her skills lightly … Her debut is a blistering slice of life with all the toppings’ The Irish Times
  • ‘Short and sweet, this is a wry and understated tale of finding your place and identity’ Heat
  • ‘Jean Kyoung Frazier’s fantastic debut novel Pizza Girl is a moving and messy coming-of-age story full of dark humour… A really remarkable debut’ The Nerd Daily
  • ‘Messy, funny, dark, with characters who feel so real you’d swear you know them already. A truly original coming-of-age tale that feels both fresh and familiar’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City
  • ‘A sublime ode to obsessive outcasts and lovable screw-ups everywhere, Pizza Girl is irresistible and bold, brutal and sweet, with an ending that will thrash your heart’ Kimberly King Parsons
  • ‘Riotously funny’ Elle
  • ’Fresh, funny, bittersweet’ New York Times
  • ‘This quirky, moody novel delivers in unexpected ways’ People
  • ‘Jean Kyoung Frazier brings a flawless ear for language, great inventiveness, unfailing intelligence and empathy, and best of all a rare and shimmering wit. This novel has immense appeal’ Richard Ford
  • ‘Luminous, brooding, and, frankly, awe-inspiring’ Bryan Washington