Peach

Peach

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Introducing a dazzling new literary voice--a wholly original novel as groundbreaking as the works of Eimear McBride and Max Porter.

Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.

The next morning, Peach tries to return to the routines of her ordinary life, going to classes, spending time with her boyfriend, Green, trying to find comfort in the thought of her upcoming departure for college. And yet, as Peach struggles through the next few days, she is stalked by the memories of her unacknowledged trauma. Sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the glimpses of that stranger's gaping mouth. Working is hard when her assailant's rancid smell still fills her nostrils. Eating is impossible when her stomach is swollen tight as a drum. Though she tries to close her eyes to what has happened, Peach at last begins to understand the drastic, gruesome action she must take.

In this astonishing debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breathtaking verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.

Title:Peach
ISBN:9781635571301
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  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWow, I'm a bit blown away by how bad this was. I almost didn't want to review it, since - contrary to my critics' opinions - I don't actually...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Graphic, visceral, acerbic. Peach is a punchy novella about a girl wrestling with the maddening aftereffects of sexual assault. Heavy on symbolism and open to interpretation, here is a narrative that ...

  • Schizanthus Nerd

    Trigger warnings for sexual assault, murder, animal abuse, possible (?) cannibalismI hate giving a low rating to any book. I have such admiration for authors - for the blood, sweat and tears that go i...

  • Matt

    There are days when I revel in the fact that some authors I read have writing backgrounds, formal university education in the field. I can usually expect much from them, as long as their academic inst...

  • Vanessa

    I don’t know exactly what I just read but oh.my.god. This book is...different. Unique. Graphic. Stomach churning and unsettling. A book with a modern interpretative prose. I already know I will have...

  • megs_bookrack

    I received an early release copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately, for the book, that is what I am going to be, HONEST.This book was very disappointing. ...

  • Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)

    What did I just read? How did this make it past editors?As confused and jumbled as its main character, Peach, this novella felt contrived. While Glass's story presents a girl in pain from her sexual a...

  • Dannii Elle

    This is definitely worth a read, as Glass' approach to creative writing is to be admired, but due warnings for the graphic content and harrowing story-line.In short, this book is a surreal exploration...

  • Rachel

    I can see why this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it. It's not really a novel, it's its own strange new thing. It reads like prose poetry, stream of consciousness, word association, and some...

  • Gal

    What. The fuck. Did I just read....