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A Very Nice Girl

Author: Crimp, Imogen

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Published on 9 February 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 352 pages
129 x 198 x 24 | 244g

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2023****A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR****A GRAZIA BOOK OF THE YEAR****SELECTED FOR MALALA'S BOOK CLUB**'Tender, devastating, witty. And deeply true. Sweetbitter meets Normal People' MEG MASON, author of SORROW AND BLISS'Haunting and bleakly compelling ... A writer of promise' SUNDAY TIMES'An absorbing debut about sex and power' GUARDIAN'Elegant and witty ... A precursor to great things' THE TIMES'One of the buzziest debut novels this spring' VOGUEAnna is struggling to afford life in London as she trains to be a singer. During the day, she vies to succeed against her course mates with their discreet but inexhaustible streams of cultural capital and money, and in the evening she sings jazz at a bar in the City to make ends meet. Here she meets Max, a financier fourteen years older than her. Over the course of one winter, Anna's intoxication oscillates between her hard-won moments on stage, where she can zip herself into the skin of her characters, and nights spent with Max in his glass-walled flat overlooking the city. But Anna's fledgling career demands her undivided attention, and increasingly - whether he necessarily wills it or not - so does Max...

'Elegant and witty ... A precursor to great things' THE TIMES'A beautifully written examination of the psychology of sex, power, ambition and love' DAILY MAIL

A Very Nice Girl

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