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Promising Young Women

(2018)
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Jane Peters is an adrift twenty-something by day, and a world-weary agony aunt by night. But when an office party goes too far, Jane dissolves into the high-stakes world of being the Other Woman: a role she has the right advice for, but not the smarts to follow through on. What starts out as a drunken mistake quickly unravels as Jane discovers that sex and power go hand-in-hand, and that it's hard to keep your head when you've become someone else's dirty little secret. And soon, her friendships, her sanity and even her life are put into jeopardy...

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"This debut shows that Caroline O'Donoghue is one of the brightest stars in the current galaxy of young Irish writers. Promising Young Women is funny, clever, upsetting, fierce and absolutely of its time. A future classic." - Jane Casey

"Promising Young Women is a book of two worlds - a light, current London of brunch and cocktails, spiraling into a gothic internal world of obsession, manipulation and fear. O'Donoghue writes the body in a hugely transporting way: if you have never felt like Jane in your own life, it will be impossible to not feel like her as you read this book - her illness and want and stasis and depression. Promising Young Women is a gothic spiral that I couldn't quite hold onto the walls of: a descent I was willing to tumble down. I loved it." - Sarah Maria Griffin

"I loved it. The writing is whipsmart and so witty and what Caroline O'Donoghue says about how women interact with men and work is fascinating. A fabulous and timely novel." - Marian Keyes

"I loved Promising Young Women. It's like Bluebeard crossed with The Yellow Wallpaper neck-deep in zeitgeist. If Angela Carter was stuck in a soulless corporate job this would be the dark, delicious result." - Sharlene Teo


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Promising Young Women
Author(s): Caroline O'Donoghue
ISBN: 0-349-00990-2 / 978-0-349-00990-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Promising Young Women
Author(s): Caroline O'Donoghue
ISBN: 0-349-00993-7 / 978-0-349-00993-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Promising Young Women
Author(s): Caroline O'Donoghue
ISBN: 0-349-00991-0 / 978-0-349-00991-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Promising Young Women
Author(s): Caroline O'Donoghue
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU