Lioness

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Author
Emily Perkins
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Genre
Fiction
Released
04 July, 2023
ISBN
9781526660671

Lioness

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Synopsis

You know how we say we devoured a story, and also that we were consumed by it? Eating and being eaten. It was like that with Claire, for me.

From humble beginnings, Therese has let herself grow used to a life of luxury after marrying into an empire-building family. But when rumours of corruption gather around her husband's latest development, the social opprobrium is shocking, the fallout swift, and Therese begins to look at her privileged and insular world with new eyes.

In the flat below Therese, something else is brewing. Her neighbour Claire believes she's discovered the secret to living with freedom and authenticity, freeing herself from the mundanity of domesticity. Therese finds herself enchanted by the lure of the permissive zone Claire creates in her apartment – a place of ecstatic release.

All too quickly, Therese is forced to confront herself and her choices – just how did she become this person? And what exactly should she do about it?

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Exuberant and Illuminating: Read an Extract from Lioness by Emily Perkins

Review | Extract

27 July 2023

Exuberant and Illuminating: Read an Extract from Lioness by Emily Perkins

    Bold and Brilliantly Perceptive: Read Our Review of Lioness by Emily Perkins

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    26 July 2023

    Bold and Brilliantly Perceptive: Read Our Review of Lioness by Emily Perkins

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      About the author

      Emily Perkins

      Emily Perkins is the author of a prize-winning collection of short stories, Not Her Real Name, and four novels, including Novel About My Wife (winner of the NZ Book Award and the Believer Magazine Book of the Year, and The Forrests (longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction). Her work for stage and screen includes co-writing the film adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s novel The Rehearsal (dir. Alison Maclean), an adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and the original play The Made. She lives in New Zealand.

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