My Dark Vanessa

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HarperCollins Publishers, 10. mar. 2020 - 384 síđur
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An instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller SHORTLISTED 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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Umsögn notanda  - jmchshannon - LibraryThing

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell is one of the most challenging books I have ever experienced, including horror stories and even Lolita. It is not a novel that one enjoys reading; there is ... Read full review

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Umsögn notanda  - Capucinette - LibraryThing

Just as dark as the darkness. As I said on my IG stories, My dark Vanessa is the darkest book I have had to read in my entire life. In general, stories about rape make me uncomfortable, but this one ... Read full review

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Kate Elizabeth Russell is originally from eastern Maine. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Indiana University. My Dark Vanessa is her first novel.

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