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Supper Club by Lara Williams

Supper Club

Lara Williams

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2 reviews

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 4 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9780241350317
2 stars out of 5
4 Jul 2019

"Bad men and bad sex work up an appetite for tastier dishes"

And it is women’s unassuaged appetites — for food as well as sex — that is the main theme of Lara Williams’s debut novel. Twenty-nine-year-old Roberta has a dull job working at a fashion website, where she meets and befriends bisexual Stevie. They immediately hit it off and decide to start a supper club for themselves and other “hungry” women, who have been disappointed by men.

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4 stars out of 5
Stephanie Cross
27 Jun 2019

"(a) smart, zeitgeisty, but genuinely affecting, coming-of-age tale"

Naturally, every publisher is now in search of ‘the new Sally Rooney’ —though Rooney, who’s still in her 20s, is hardly past her sell-by date. But, while her influence on this debut is obvious, Lara Williams is very much a talent in her own right.... The real meat is Williams’s smart, zeitgeisty, but genuinely affecting, coming-of-age tale.