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A fresh, funny, audacious debut novel about a Bridget Jones–like twenty-something who discovers that she may have simply been looking for love — and, ahem, pleasure — in all the wrong places (aka: from men)

In at the Deep End

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Julia hasn’t had sex in three years. Her roommate has a boyfriend—and their sex noises are audible through the walls, maybe even throughout the neighborhood. Not to mention, she’s treading water in a dead-end job, her know-it-all therapist gives her advice she doesn’t ask for, and the men she is surrounded by are, to be polite, subpar. Enough is enough.

So when Julia gets invited to a warehouse party in a part of town where “trendy people who have lots of sex might go on a Friday night”—she readily accepts. Whom she meets there, however, is surprising: a conceptual artist, also a woman.

Julia’s sexual awakening begins; her new lesbian life, as she coins it, is exhilarating. She finds her tribe at queer swing dancing classes, and guided by her new lover Sam, she soon discovers London’s gay bars and BDSM clubs, and. . . the complexities of polyamory. Soon it becomes clear that Sam needs to call the shots, and Julia’s newfound liberation comes to bear a suspicious resemblance to entrapment. . .

In at the Deep End is an unforgettably frank, funny, and racy odyssey through the pitfalls and seductions we encounter on the treacherous—and more often, absurd—path to love and self.

Estimated Ship Date for Winners: May 14th, 2019

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Kate Davies

Kate Davies was born and brought up in north-west London. She studied English at Oxford University before becoming a writer and editor of children's books. She also writes comedy scripts, and had a short-lived career as a burlesque dancer that ended when she was booed off stage at a Conservative club, dressed as a bingo ball. Kate lives in east London with her wife. In at the Deep End is her debut novel.

Book Details

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre Women's Fiction
Publication Date Jun 04 2019
ISBN 9781328629678

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sbojo32
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May 20 2019 – 01:45 PM

Sexy Book

In At The Deep End is described as a lesbian Bridget Jones, and while the similarities are there,...

sdodd08
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May 15 2019 – 11:55 AM

I Want Some Too

I enjoyed reading the first look of this book. There are many women dealing with lack of sex in...

lovebooks1995
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May 20 2019 – 04:31 PM

Fresh

It was a fresh story about a girl that she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places. It...

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