When I Hit You
By Meena Kandasamy
From one of India’s boldest and most badass young voices, Kandasamy’s second novel is a dazzling and provocative novelised account of her own abusive marriage.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018
Such a powerful read, fascinating but brutal. Knowing this is a barely fictionalised account of a terrible reality made it even harder to read. Important, if not comfortable.