Read an Extract from the International Bestseller, Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Read an Extract from the International Bestseller, Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

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All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn’t touch her?

All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?

All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?

Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

‘Absolutely compelling.’ LEIGH SALES

‘A masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood.’ ELIZABETH GILBERT

‘One of the most brilliant books I’ve ever read.’ MIA FREEDMAN

‘Addictive, totally addictive. Brilliant.’ DOLLY ALDERTON

‘Indescribably magnificent. You will LOVE it.’ MARIAN KEYES

‘As unputdownable as the most page-turning fiction.’ JOJO MOYES

‘Read this book.’ ESTHER PEREL

‘I literally could not put it down.’ GWYNETH PALTROW

About the Author

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in Connecticut.

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                      Publisher details

                      Three Women
                      Author
                      Lisa Taddeo
                      Publisher
                      Simon and Schuster
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      09 July, 2019

                      Synopsis

                      Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide.In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome, married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.Based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. “A work of deep observation, long conversations, and a kind of journalistic alchemy” (Kate Tuttle, NPR), Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.
                      Lisa Taddeo
                      About the author

                      Lisa Taddeo

                      Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, EsquireElleGlamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.

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