When I Hit You

When I Hit You

Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

by Meena Kandasamy

Hardback Publication Date: 24/05/2017

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**Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018**

Seduced by politics and poetry, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor and agrees to be his wife, but what for her is a contract of love is for him a contract of ownership.

As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of a kept woman, bullying her out of her life as an academic and writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.

Smart, fierce and courageous When I Hit You is a dissection of what love meant, means and will come to mean when trust is undermined by violence; a brilliant, throat-tightening feminist discourse on battered faces and bruised male egos; and a scathing portrait of traditional wedlock in modern India.

ISBN:
9781786491268
9781786491268
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
24-05-2017
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
205x137x24mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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