Acts of Desperation

Acts of Desperation

Irish columnist Megan Nolan's ACTS OF DESPERATION, about a young woman's toxic relationship with a beautiful but cruel man, told through a propulsive interior monologue that interrogates female desire, insatiability, envy, love addiction, and how it is that a woman can still need the love of a man to make herself feel real, to Jean Garnett at Little, Brown, at auction, for publication in spring 2020.

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  • Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer

    Published today 4-3-21 I do not understand what I do; for I don’t do what I would like to do, but instead do what I hate. What an unhappy man I am. Who will rescue me from this body that is taking...

  • Roman Clodia

    She alone could see all the reservoirs of need that existed in me and would never stop spilling out, ruining all they touched, and she didn't hate me for them, but felt sorry for me My, this is int...

  • Georgia

    this book made me feel very sad and lonely. four stars...

  • Shayla

    TL;DR: It was good! I liked it! The ending of this one really cinched it for me-- that beautiful whisper of hope and change made the whole ordeal of a plot worth it. The narrator (I'll call her N, sin...

  • Sadhbh O'Sullivan

    Reading this was one of those wonderful, revelatory experiences where you know you’re experiencing something truly special. You just know this is going to be big. It’s taut and self-reflexive and ...

  • Spadge Nunn

    A painful, accurate and wonderfully written insight into the torturous nature of unreciprocated love. At times I found myself physically shouting “no!!!!” at the pages, because it’s evidently mu...

  • Rachel

    Shirley MacLaine gave a notable interview in which she said that during the Hays code era – when sex couldn’t be shown onscreen – women were allowed to play all sorts of roles. Then the Hays cod...

  • Chris Haak

    3,5I’ve been reading too many novels about young women in toxic relationships lately. And yes, ‘Acts of Desperation’ is another one. Complex, painful, very well written. I had probably valued it...

  • Abriana

    Acts of Desperation is a book about exactly that, several acts of desperation by way of our narrator to make others love her, to find a way to love herself, or to understand how love feels at all. And...

  • Sara M.

    Incredibly relatable, difficult and painful to read at times. ...