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Jo Baker
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The Body Lies

Jo Baker


9780857526441

Doubleday


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Thriller & suspense


Paperback

236 pages

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A layered and thrilling suspense novel that grapples with how to live as a woman in the modern world - or in the pages of a book - when the stakes are dangerously high.

When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of a new life and single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative writing group.

When a troubled student starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book - and he has written her a horrific fate.

Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late?

At once a breathless battle-of-wits and a disarming exploration of sexual politics, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times.

'Gripping and strange in the best possible way- the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller' MARIA SEMPLE, bestselling author of Where d'ya go Bernadette?
'This page-turning thriller has a sympathetic and utterly believable heroine, but it's also an examination of how women's bodies are treated, in life and in fiction.' The Bookseller

By:   Jo Baker
Imprint:   Doubleday
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   351g
ISBN:   9780857526441
ISBN 10:   0857526448
Pages:   236
Publication Date:   June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JO BAKER is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling LONGBOURN (which is due for release as a feature film in 2020) and A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE. Her new novel, THE BODY LIES, is both a rivetting cat-and-mouse game and a disarming exploration of sexual politics. It has been optioned for TV. Jo Baker lives with her family in Lancashire.


Jo Baker's THE BODY LIES is gripping and strange in the best possible way: the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller. * MARIA SEMPLE, bestselling author of Where d'ya go, Bernadette? * This page-turning thrilller has a sympathetic and utterly believable heroine, but it's also an examination of how women's bodies are treated, in life and in fiction. * The Bookseller * Powerful and moving, I read The Body Lies in one sitting. As a thriller, it grips and shocks: as a portrayal of the way women move through the world, and the way men see them, it has never been more timely. Absolutely stunning. * ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID *

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