In Defence of the Act

In Defence of the Act

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/07/2023
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024

Are we more like a coffee bean, a carrot or an egg? What happens to us when we are boiled in the trials and tribulations of life?

Jessica Miller is fascinated by the somewhat perplexing tendency of humans to end their own lives, but she secretly believes such acts may not be that bad after all. Or at least, she did.

Jessica is coming to terms with her own relationships, and reflecting on what it means to be queer, when a single event throws everything she once believed into doubt. Can she still defend the act?

  • Publisher: Epoque Press
  • ISBN: 9781739188146

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In Defence of the Act
A phenomenal account of a girl from a troubled home and the inextricable hardships she’s been forced to endure. The main character, Jessica, is painfully... READ MORE
Susanne Parker
In Defence of the Act
Moving and funny
I enjoyed following the main character's journey, laughing and crying as I did. An engrossing read.
W Dunn
In Defence of the Act
I was really surprised with this book. Not a light read, I was a slightly worried with such a sensitive topic I would find the story to be too much but Eff... READ MORE
Romy handcock
In Defence of the Act
Thought provoking
Absorbing and thought provoking. Look forward to reading more from Effie Black
T Clarke
In Defence of the Act
By far the best book of the year!!! Effie has such a gift. Could not recommend the book enough!!!!!
Chantal Mason