‘Deliciously funny’ Helen Oyeyemi‘Enormously entertaining’ Lionel Shriver‘Smart, brilliant … I love it so much!’ Joanna Cannon

A wickedly caustic tale of a student who stumbles on a literary treasure.

Anna Brisker is running out of ideas.

Her PhD advisor thinks she’s a let-down, her fellow students see her as roadkill on the way to academic success and her family have just stopped asking when she’s going to get a real job.

Then Anna Brisker stumbles on a rare notebook that could make her a literary sensation. If only she didn’t have to break the law to get it…

Talent is a deliciously wry portrayal of a brittle and brilliant young woman, and a wicked lampooning of campus life.

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