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Wetlands

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
With more than one million copies sold in Germany and rights snapped up in twenty-seven countries, Wetlands is the sexually and anatomically explicit novel that is changing the conversation about female identity and sexuality around the world.

Helen Memel is an outspoken eighteen-year-old, whose childlike stubbornness is offset by a precocious sexual confidence. She begins her story from a hospital bed, where she's slowly recovering from an operation and lamenting her parents' divorce. To distract herself, Helen ruminates on her past sexual adventures in increasingly uncomfortable detail, taking the reader on a sensational journey through Helen's body and mind. Punky alienated teenager, young woman reclaiming her body from the tyranny of repressive hygiene (women mustn't smell, excrete, desire), bratty smartass, vulnerable, lonely daughter, shock merchant, and pleasure seeker—Helen is all of these things and more, and her frequent attempts to assert her maturity ultimately prove just how fragile, confused, and young she truly is.

As Helen constantly blurs the line between celebration, provocation, and dysfunction in her relationship with her body, Roche exposes the double bind of female sexuality, delivering a compulsively readable and fearlessly intimate manifesto on sex, hygiene, and the repercussions of family trauma.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 0-8021-1892-5 / 978-0-8021-1892-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 0-00-729670-3 / 978-0-00-729670-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 1-55468-506-0 / 978-1-55468-506-6 (Canada edition)
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 0-8021-4469-1 / 978-0-8021-4469-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 0-00-729913-3 / 978-0-00-729913-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 0-00-730761-6 / 978-0-00-730761-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
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March 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 1-55468-505-2 / 978-1-55468-505-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
ISBN: 0-00-730234-7 / 978-0-00-730234-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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February 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wetlands: A Novel
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wetlands
Author(s): Charlotte Roche
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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