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Pizza Girl Reviews

Pizza Girl

Jean Kyoung Frazier

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1 review

Imprint: HQ
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 17 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9780008356415

Named a most anticipated book of 2020 by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Time, People, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and more. Perfect for fans of Normal People and Fleabag Great inventiveness, unfailing intelligence and empathy, and best of all a rare and shimmering wit' Richard Ford

5 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
28 Sep 2020

"By turns witty and moving, it is a sharp shock of a novel"

An insightful writer – “as Jenny stood in front of me in that grocery store parking lot, I realised how avoidance was the most attention you could give something” – Frazier explores the themes of her book across multiple narrative strains. Pregnancy and motherhood take different guises: the unwavering love of Pizza Girl’s own mother, the struggles that Jenny faces with her son, the frequently hilarious revelations of a mother and baby group. Pizza Girl relates it all in a sardonic voice reminiscent of the writing of Jenny Offill: “‘At twelve weeks, the baby is the size of a plum.’