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These Women

(2020)
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From the award-winning author of Wonder Valley and Visitation Street comes a serial killer story like you’ve never seen before—a literary thriller of female empowerment and social change

In West Adams, a rapidly changing part of South Los Angeles, they’re referred to as “these women.” These women on the corner … These women in the club … These women who won’t stop asking questions … These women who got what they deserved … 

In her masterful new novel, Ivy Pochoda creates a kaleidoscope of loss, power, and hope featuring five very different women whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish. They’re connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. There’s Dorian, still adrift after her daughter’s murder remains unsolved; Julianna, a young dancer nicknamed Jujubee, who lives hard and fast, resisting anyone trying to slow her down; Essie, a brilliant vice cop who sees a crime pattern emerging where no one else does; Marella, a daring performance artist whose work has long pushed boundaries but now puts her in peril; and Anneke, a quiet woman who has turned a willfully blind eye to those around her for far too long. The careful existence they have built for themselves starts to crumble when two murders rock their neighborhood.

Written with beauty and grit, tension and grace, These Women is a glorious display of storytelling, a once-in-a-generation novel.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"These Women is full of resilient and undaunted characters that society often doesn’t give a second look to. But Ivy Pochoda does and in these pages she gives us the small story that grows so large in meaning and emotion as to transcend genre. It tells us how to look at ourselves and at what is important." - Michael Connelly

"I can promise you will not easily forget the women in this book. This is Ivy Pochoda at the height of her power--to slip inside the psyche of women at the margins; to, with a conjurer's flair, capture the voices of multiple characters with pitch perfect grace; and to craft a bendy, surprising, page-turning tale. It's brilliantly plotted and beautifully written." - Attica Locke


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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: These Women: A Novel
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 0-06-265638-4 / 978-0-06-265638-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

April 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: These Women: A Novel
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 0-06-265639-2 / 978-0-06-265639-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: These Women: Sunday Times Book of the Month
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 0-571-36382-2 / 978-0-571-36382-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: These Women
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 0-06-299911-7 / 978-0-06-299911-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: These Women
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 1-00-402763-X / 978-1-00-402763-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: These Women
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 1-09-415800-3 / 978-1-09-415800-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: These Women
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 1-09-415801-1 / 978-1-09-415801-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: These Women: Library Edition
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
ISBN: 1-09-415799-6 / 978-1-09-415799-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: These Women
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: These Women: A Novel
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: These Women: A Novel
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: These Women: Sunday Times Book of the Month
Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU