When I Hit You: Or a Portrait of a Writer as a Young Wife

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Author: Meena Kandasamy
Publisher: Atlantic Books (2017)
ISBN-10: 1786491265
ISBN-13: 9781786491268
Condition: Very Good. Marks and a tear to the DJ 3cm. Internally bright and clean, a well bound copy.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 249
Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.8 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg


Seduced by politics and poetry, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor and agrees to be his wife, but what for her is a contract of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.


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