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Bad Fruit

Ella King

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      “[A] blistering psychological thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review"A compelling debut that fizzes with tension from start to finish, blending the subtle erudition of literary fiction with the drama and suspense of the very best thrillers. Masterful in its evocation of the complexity of mother-daughter relationships, this is a darkly fascinating, tightly plotted narrative from a writer to watch." —Harper’s Bazaar (UK)Just graduated from high school and waiting to start college at Oxford, Lily lives under the scrutiny of her volatile Singaporean mother, May, and is unable to find kinship with her elusive British father, Charlie. When May suspects that Charlie is having an affair, there’s only one thing that calms May down: a glass of perfectly spoiled orange juice served by Lily, who must always taste it first to make sure it's just right.As her mother becomes increasingly unhinged, Lily starts to have flashbacks that she knows aren’t her own. Over a sweltering London summer, all semblance of civility and propriety is lost, as Lily begins to unravel the harrowing history that has always cast a shadow on her mother. The horrifying secrets she uncovers will shake her family to its core, culminating in a shattering revelation that will finally set Lily free.Beautiful and shocking, Bad Fruit is as compulsive as it is thought-provoking, as nuanced as it is explosive. A masterful exploration of mothers and daughters, inherited trauma and the race to break its devastating cycle, Bad Fruit will leave readers breathlessly questioning their own notions of femininity, race and redemption.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Ella King EAN: 9781662601491 COUNTRY: United States PAGES: WEIGHT: 386 g HEIGHT: 216 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Astra Publishing House DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / Own Voices WIDTH: 146 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Relating to specific groups and cultures or social and cultural interests, Relating to peoples: ethnic groups, indigenous peoples, cultures and other groupings of people, Psychological thriller

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      Anoushka Israel
      So good..then not so much.

      This book was amazing until the last four chapters. On the whole, still a very good read.

      Ella King is a Singaporean novelist living in Greenwich, UK. A graduate of Faber Academy’s novel-writing program, she is an award-winning writer who has worked as a corporate lawyer and for anti-human trafficking and domestic violence charities. 

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      “[A] blistering psychological thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review"A compelling debut that fizzes with tension from start to finish, blending the subtle erudition of literary fiction with the drama and suspense of the very best thrillers. Masterful in its evocation of the complexity of mother-daughter relationships, this is a darkly fascinating, tightly plotted narrative from a writer to watch." —Harper’s Bazaar (UK)Just graduated from high school and waiting to start college at Oxford, Lily lives under the scrutiny of her volatile Singaporean mother, May, and is unable to find kinship with her elusive British father, Charlie. When May suspects that Charlie is having an affair, there’s only one thing that calms May down: a glass of perfectly spoiled orange juice served by Lily, who must always taste it first to make sure it's just right.As her mother becomes increasingly unhinged, Lily starts to have flashbacks that she knows aren’t her own. Over a sweltering London summer, all semblance of civility and propriety is lost, as Lily begins to unravel the harrowing history that has always cast a shadow on her mother. The horrifying secrets she uncovers will shake her family to its core, culminating in a shattering revelation that will finally set Lily free.Beautiful and shocking, Bad Fruit is as compulsive as it is thought-provoking, as nuanced as it is explosive. A masterful exploration of mothers and daughters, inherited trauma and the race to break its devastating cycle, Bad Fruit will leave readers breathlessly questioning their own notions of femininity, race and redemption.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Ella King EAN: 9781662601491 COUNTRY: United States PAGES: WEIGHT: 386 g HEIGHT: 216 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Astra Publishing House DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / Own Voices WIDTH: 146 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Relating to specific groups and cultures or social and cultural interests, Relating to peoples: ethnic groups, indigenous peoples, cultures and other groupings of people, Psychological thriller

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      Anoushka Israel
      So good..then not so much.

      This book was amazing until the last four chapters. On the whole, still a very good read.

      Ella King is a Singaporean novelist living in Greenwich, UK. A graduate of Faber Academy’s novel-writing program, she is an award-winning writer who has worked as a corporate lawyer and for anti-human trafficking and domestic violence charities. 

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      Anoushka Israel
      So good..then not so much.

      This book was amazing until the last four chapters. On the whole, still a very good read.

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