When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
'Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time' -- Stylist
Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he sets about battering her into obedience and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back - a resistance that will either kill her or set her free.