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Pizza Girl

(2020)
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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

Eighteen years old, pregnant, and working as a pizza delivery girl, our dysfunctional heroine is deeply lost and in complete denial about it all. She’s grieving the death of her father, avoiding her loving boyfriend, and flagrantly ignoring her future.

Her world is further upended when she becomes obsessed with Jenny, a stay-at-home mother new to the neighbourhood, who comes to depend on weekly deliveries of pickle-covered pizzas for her son’s happiness.

As one woman looks toward motherhood and the other toward middle age, the relationship between the two begins to blur in strange, complicated, and ultimately heartbreaking ways.

Bold, tender, and unexpected, Pizza Girl is a moving and funny portrait of a flawed, unforgettable young woman as she tries to find her place in the world.

‘A fine debut’ Independent

‘Utterly moving’ Stylist

‘A thought provoking debut … I loved it’ Daily Mail

’Fresh, funny, bittersweet’ New York Times

‘Bristles with biting wit and optimism, each page a feast of Cheeto-fingered heart, humor, and lyricism’ Esquire

‘Funny, fast-moving and essential… You will devour it’ Lara Williams, author of Supper Club

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"To Pizza Girl, Jean Kyoung Frazier brings a flawless ear for language, great inventiveness, unfailing intelligence and empathy, and best of all a rare and shimmering wit. This novel has immense appeal." - Richard Ford

"Jean Kyoung Frazier, a blazing new voice in fiction, has given us a sly, poignant glimpse into the wilds of suburbia, where intergenerational queer love and alienation from labor go hand in hand. And who doesn't want to read about that?" - Andrea Lawlor

"Pizza Girl is a funny and moving debut, full of wry observation and deep humanity. Jean Kyoung Frazier’s incredibly winning protagonist delivers laughter and grief with all the toppings. A wonderful novel from a new writer with talent and heart." - Sam Lipsyte

"In fearless, propulsive prose, Jean Kyoung Frazier perfectly captures the listless ache of a grieving, aimless teen on the cusp of terrifying responsibility. A sublime ode to obsessive outcasts and lovable screw-ups everywhere, Pizza Girl is irresistible and bold, brutal and sweet, with an ending that will thrash your heart." - Kimberly King Parsons

"Sharp and surprising, Pizza Girl shows us how obsession can fill the empty spaces in a young woman's life. Jean Kyoung Frazier will make you laugh with one sentence and break your heart with the next. A delicious debut." - Julia Phillips

"Pizza Girl is luminous, brooding, and, frankly, awe-inspiring. It's a joy to spend time in Frazier's world, an experience that only illuminates our own. The novel that teaches you something about yourself is a rare thing, and Frazier has given us a gift." - Bryan Washington


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September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pizza Girl: The heartbreaking must read literary debut novel of 2021!
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
ISBN: 0-00-835641-6 / 978-0-00-835641-5 (UK edition)
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January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pizza Girl: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-385-54572-X / 978-0-385-54572-3 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pizza Girl: The heartbreaking must read literary debut novel of 2021!
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
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Title: Pizza Girl: A Novel
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October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pizza Girl: The heartbreaking must read literary debut novel of 2021!
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
ISBN: 0-00-844017-4 / 978-0-00-844017-6 (UK edition)
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pizza Girl
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pizza Girl
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pizza Girl
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Title: Pizza Girl
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pizza Girl
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Publisher: HQ
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pizza Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
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Title: Pizza Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
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September 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pizza Girl: The heartbreaking must read literary debut novel of 2021!
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pizza Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Pizza Girl: The heartbreaking must read literary debut novel of 2021!
Author(s): Jean Kyoung Frazier
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon AU