Dirty Weekend

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Terrorised and alone in a basement flat, Bella overcomes her fear and transforms herself from victim to avenger. Over the course of a very dirty weekend she goes out in the night and kills seven men and one myth.

The men make the mistake of attacking her. The myth is that only women bleed.

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Overview

Terrorised and alone in a basement flat, Bella overcomes her fear and transforms herself from victim to avenger. Over the course of a very dirty weekend she goes out in the night and kills seven men and one myth.

The men make the mistake of attacking her. The myth is that only women bleed.

  • 'An act of writing that is avant-garde in the literal sense. A literary turning-point' - Naomi Wolf, New Statesman & Society
  • 'A dark and brilliant book' - The Daily Telegraph
  • 'Glinting, rapier wit' - Publishers Weekly
  • 'Taut prose, black humour and a confrontational style make this a challenging and terrifyingly funny first novel' - Time Out
  • 'I can still remember the visceral shock I felt as a young single woman reading Helen Zahavi's first novel - Louise Doughty, Wall Street Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480278004
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,302,882
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Zahavi is a novelist and screenwriter and was born and educated in London. Her father came to England with the Polish Army during the Second World War, and her mother's parents came from Odessa. She worked as a Russian translator before becoming a writer, and has spent several years living in Paris.
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