The Pisces

Melissa Broder

£8.99

Jo says: 

A funny, dark, messy rollercoaster of a novel about sex and angst and searching for connection in a post capitalist society. Having split up with her boyfriend on a whim then instantly craving him, Lucy goes to stay in Venice Beach to work on a PhD she doesn’t believe in. After a string of compulsive Tinder hook-ups and dysfunctional group therapy meetings, Lucy falls for a mysterious man she meets on the rocks, and they begin a steamy relationship. Broder’s confessional prose contrasts knowing satire on the nothingness of consumerism with temptation of otherworldly myth as escape from it. This book is about compulsion, filling the existential void, and how what we’ve been programmed to search for can also annihilate us. Highly recommended!

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019

‘Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite. It really blew me away’ DOLLY ALDERTON

‘Frank, provocative and brilliant’ INDEPENDENT

‘Utterly mesmerising’ TATLER

‘Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves’ ELLE

‘Laugh-out-loud funny’ i

CHOSEN AS A SUMMER READ BY TATLER, THE TIMES, ELLE AND YOU MAGAZINE

Lucy has been writing her dissertation for nine years when she and her boyfriend have a dramatic break up. After she hits rock bottom, her sister in Los Angeles insists that Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Staying in a gorgeous house on Venice Beach, Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety – not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the dog’s easy affection. Everything changes when she becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy’s understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn.

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Weight0.202 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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