Hazell, Lottie


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What do we know, really, about each other’s private lives?

Her life is so full, so why is she hungry?

For Piglet, getting married is her opportunity to reinvent. And who could blame her, with a childhood nickname like that? Together, Kit and Piglet are the picture of domestic bliss – effortless hosts, a covetable wedding… But if a life looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Thirteen days before they are due to be married, Kit reveals an awful truth, cracking the fa ade Piglet has created. It has the power to strip her of the life she has so carefully built, so smugly shared. But to do something about it would be to self-destruct. Because there are things you can’t tell your friends, your family. If they could all just leave her to get through the next fortnight, then she can get everything back under control.

As the hours count down to the big day, Piglet is torn between a growing appetite and the desire to follow the recipe, follow the rules. Surely, with her husband, she could be herself again. Wouldn’t it be a waste for everything to curdle now?

‘It takes audacity, all kinds of courage to produce a novel as ferocious and weird as Piglet. The narrative accelerates like nothing else I’ve read, opening onto dead-end domestic conformity and then driving us all the way out into the wildernesses, where the possibility for liberation, the fulfilment of desires might be discovered. It made me so hungry.’

Lamorna Ash, author of Dark, Salt, Clear

Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Imprint: Doubleday UK
Publication date: 25/01/2024

Staff review

By Lottie Hazel
Review by Ray

Carefully and sharply written, this debut novel draws us into the mind of a woman who, desperate to maintain appearances, is barrelling toward her doomed wedding day. Both funny and deeply sad, reading this is like watching a crash in slow motion – it’s deliciously addictive and hard to look away. It’s a great exploration of desire, hunger (of all kinds), and the expectations of family and class. I look forward to reading what Lottie Hazell writes next!

ISBN: 9780857529572 Category: Tag