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Boy Parts

Boy Parts

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Author: Eliza Clark

ISBN: 9780063328921

Tags: Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian, Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Literary Fiction

One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists 2023 

An incendiary debut novel from a brash new talent—a pitch-black comedy, both shocking and hilarious, which fearlessly explores sexuality and gender roles in the twenty-first century.

 “Hallucinogenic, electric and sharp, Boy Parts is a whirlwind exploration of gender, class, and power.”—Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater

Exiled from the art world and on sabbatical from her dead-end bar job, Irina obsessively takes explicit photographs of the average-looking men she persuades to model for her, scouted from the streets of Newcastle.

But her talent has not gone unnoticed, and Irina is invited to display her work at a fashionable London gallery. It is a chance to revive her career and escape from the rut of drugs, alcohol, and extreme cinema she’s fallen into. Yet the news instead triggers a self-destructive tailspin, centered around Irina’s consuming relationship with her best friend, and a shy young man from her local supermarket who has attracted her attention. . . .

“Will make most readers howl with laughter and/or shut their eyes in horror.” — The Guardian

'It’s delightfully and deviously rooted in the now with its delectable internet and culture references and evocative and real-feeling portrait of women.' — Dazed Digital

'A funny and intensely readable spiral staircase down into the mind of a woman who wears a waist trainer under her clothes and who may or may not be a keen purveyor of ultra-violence.' — Vice

'Explores the darkest corners of artistic practice, sexuality and violence with bold wit and fearlessness. A dazzling, horrifying debut.' — Irish Times

'[Clark's] writing embraces the socially unacceptable, and wryly explores themes of gender, power and violence.' — Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2023

'Boy Parts is a carnival funhouse ride–terrifying, feverish, hilarious. Clark has created a wholly original monster and a sickeningly compulsive novel. I absolutely inhaled this book.' — Julia Armfield, author of Salt Slow

'A mischievous satire narrated by a predatory photographer whose images of her male victims are hailed at a hip London gallery as edgy roleplay.' — The Observer

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