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    A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing
    A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing
    Jena Lin plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and now uses sex to fill the void left by fame. She's struggling a little. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice; her personal life is spent managing the demands of her strict family and creative friends, and hooking up. And then she meets Mark - much older and worldly-wise - who consumes her. But at what cost to her dreams?<br/><br/>When Jena is awarded an internship with the New York Philharmonic, she thinks the life she has dreamed of is about to begin. But when Trump is elected, New York changes irrevocably and Jena along with it. Is the dream over? As Jena's life takes on echoes of <i>Frances Ha</i>, her favourite film, crucial truths are gradually revealed to her. <br/> <br/><i>A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing</i> explores female desire and the consequences of wanting too much and never getting it. It is about the awkwardness and pain of being human in an increasingly dislocated world - and how, in spite of all this, we still try to become the person we want to be. This is a dazzling and original debut from a young writer with a fierce, intelligent and audacious voice. <br/><br/>'I absolutely inhaled this book. Gutsy, bold and surprising, with a darkness that draws you in and keeps you hanging onto every word.' Bri Lee, author of <i>Eggshell Skull</i><br/><br/>'Jessie Tu's writing is fierce and bold; I read this novel with escalating excitement, galvanised by the emergence of a powerful new voice.' Christos Tsiolkas, author of <i>Damascus </i><br/><br/>'Searing, unflinching and unapologetic, Jessie Tu is a fearless talent.' Sophie Hardcastle, author of <i>Below Deck </i>
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    Book Author
    Jessie Tu
    Genre Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9780369341143
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date
    12-Jul-2020

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