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What You Could Have Won Reviews

What You Could Have Won by Rachel Genn

What You Could Have Won

Rachel Genn

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Imprint: And Other Stories
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication date: 26 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781911508861

"I wrote this book because I didn't want Amy Winehouse to be dead."

3 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
11 Nov 2020

"plenty to applaud but easy to get lost"

Genn is to be commended for choosing two such unlikable leads for her novel. It shows a fearlessness in her writing that is matched by her desire to go deep into the ugly parts of human nature. The book is packed with sharp psychological insights, which is fitting for an author who is also an artist and a neuroscientist. Genn was the Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence in 2016, creating the National Facility for the Regulation of Regret, which spanned installation art, virtual reality and film.

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