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In the Cut

Susanna Moore



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29 October 2019
Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Erotic fiction
Series: W&N Essentials
Living alone in New York, Frannie teaches creative writing to a motley bunch of students, and secretly compiles a dictionary of street slang: virginia, n., vagina; snapper, n., vagina; brasole, n., vagina.

One evening at a bar, she stumbles upon a man, his face in shadow, a tattoon on his wrist, a woman kneeling between his legs. A week later a detective shows up at her door. The woman's body has been discovered in the park across the street.

Soon Frannie is propelled into a sexual liaison that tests the limits of her safety and desires, as she begins a terrifying descent into the dark places that reside deep within her.
By:   Susanna Moore
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9781474613606
ISBN 10:   1474613608
Series:   W&N Essentials
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   29 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Susanna Moore is the author of the novels The Life of Objects, The Big Girls, One Last Look, In the Cut, Sleeping Beauties, The Whiteness of Bones, and My Old Sweetheart, and two books of nonfiction, Light Years: A Girlhood in Hawai'i and I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawai'i. She lives in New York City.

Reviews for In the Cut

Horrific, the sexiest book ever, vile, devastatingly true, not for the faint hearted. -- Daisy Johnson, author of EVERYTHING UNDER Riding shotgun on Frannie's chaotic descent is a difficult experience to shake. In the Cut is voyeuristic in content and by design, making us more queasily complicit with every page turned (and they turn fast). -- Chris Power, author of MOTHERS A streamlined and elegant meditation on language, sexuality and violence. Flawless. -- May-Lan Tan author of THINGS TO MAKE AND BREAK In The Cut is surely one of the most underrated books of all time. Moore navigates the claustrophobic streets of a seedy New York and the dark, hidden avenues of female desire with equal grace, rewriting the thriller template with an elegance that proves totally devastating. She looks unflinchingly towards the darkness and finds beauty there as well as old, inescapable truths about what it means to be a reckless woman in a world of dangerous men. -- Sophie Mackintosh, author of THE WATER CURE Strange, uncomfortable, compelling, shocking, hot, scary. The scariness of the book arises from what feels like being trapped in the protagonist's head - the way she treats the people around her like specimens, as though she's conducting a forensic autopsy on the world. -- Kristen Roupenian, author of CAT PERSON I've never read anything like IN THE CUT. The lethal precision, repulsive and propulsive, cerebral and visceral, makes it the kind of intelligent thriller that takes you over completely. Seductively at first, then in a chokehold. When I finished I was ready to pass out. -- Olivia Sudjic, author of SYMPATHY and EXPOSURE I am in awe of In the Cut, a book about violence and sexuality that pays meticulous attention to language in a sharp, sardonic voice that calls to mind Lorrie Moore and Lydia Davis. It is extraordinarily unrestricted about female desire and sexuality, a completely propulsive reading experience and simply one of my favourite books. -- Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From This book will keep you up all night and give you chills. Both relentlessly menacing and transgressively brilliant, In the Cut is a twisty, nerve-shredding reading experience. A rare breed of literary thriller that manages to be deeply disturbing, violently erotic, and truly unforgettable. -- Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

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