Zoe Pilger's wildly funny debut novel, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic.
'The anti-Bridget Jones ... brutally funny' - Chris Kraus
Ann-Marie's life has collapsed, and she's blaming everyone but herself. Twenty-three, heartbroken, skint and furious, she's convinced that love - sweet love! - is the answer to all of her problems. But then she meets an unlikely saviour in legendary feminist Stephanie Haight, for whom Ann-Marie becomes the first step in re-educating an entire generation out of their ironic detachment and into the welcoming arms of second-wave feminism.
As Ann-Marie's semi-consensual feminist awakening leads her from neo-burlesque pop-up strip clubs to ritual worship ceremonies summoning ancient power goddesses, Zoe Pilger spins around her heroine a fiercely clever and unapologetically wild satire for our narcissistic, hedonistic, post-post-feminist times.
'Pilger might be the heiress to Angela Carter.' - Deborah Levy
Zoe Pilger was born in 1984. Eat My Heart Out won a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award. It was shortlisted for a 2016 Lambda Literary Award in the US. Zoe is writing a quartet of novels, which is supported by The Society of Authors and Arts Council England. She lives in London.
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