My Dark Vanessa

Rating 4.3
15h 33min
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Description of the book

An instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestsellerSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 DYLAN THOMAS AWARD'A package of dynamite' Stephen King

‘Powerful, compulsive, brilliant’ Marian Keyes

An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher

ALL HE DID WAS FALL IN LOVE WITH ME AND THE WORLD TURNED HIM INTO A MONSTER

Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher.

She is now thirty-two and in the storm of allegations against powerful men in 2017, the teacher, Jacob Strane, has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former student.

Vanessa is horrified by this news, because she is quite certain that the relationship she had with Strane wasn't abuse. It was love. She's sure of that.

Forced to rethink her past, to revisit everything that happened, Vanessa has to redefine the great love story of her life – her great sexual awakening – as rape. Now she must deal with the possibility that she might be a victim, and just one of many.

Nuanced, uncomfortable, bold and powerful, My Dark Vanessa goes straight to the heart of some of the most complex issues of our age.

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Length Audiobook:

15h 33min

Language::

English

Published::

10/03/2020

Publisher Audiobook::

HarperCollins UK

ISBN Audiobook::

9780008342272

What others think

Reviews of My Dark Vanessa

Profound and thought-provoking! Will definitely be thinking about this book for a while.

Alison

To heavily reliant on Lolita and drags heavily

Rebecca

Very interesting reading from the victim's perspective and the strong parallels drawn from Lolita. Great narration!

Nazia

Very dark, but really interesting losten

Sarah