by Helen Walsh - £8.99 Canongate (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781841955681 | ISBN 10: 184195568x
Nineteen-year-old Millie O'Reilly is clever, spiky and adored by men, but feels increasingly trapped. She seeks escape in the hedonistic underbelly of Liverpool, getting off on rough sex & cheap highs. Shockingly candid & brutally poetic, Helen Walsh has created a portrait both of a city and a generation, offering a female perspective on the harsh truth of growing up in today's Britain.
"The most striking coming-of-age story that I have read for a long time ... Helen Walsh is up there with Irvine Welsh in her ability to show what it is that draws people to the extremes of pleasure."
(Natasha Walter, Vogue)
(Price & availability last checked: April 2018)