Anna Glendenning

An Experiment in Leisure
  • An Experiment in Leisure

  • 'I adore this book! ... An Experiment in Leisure shows us the burning, intense, messy beauty of youth and what it means to be alive' Maxine Peake

    'Can I get a refund?' I asked the bus driver.

    'You taking the piss, love?'

    It's the eve of Brexit, and Grace is supposed to have what she wants. She's swapped West Yorkshire for north London, her accent carefully edited. Her friends drink beer out of artful tins. She makes flat whites for people with berets. She's found a psychoanalyst.

    But this fantasy of metropolitan cool is turning out to be more costly than she thought and Grace faces complicated crises of identity, class, sexuality and geography.

    Can she remember how to love? Can she find a way home?

    'A dizzying yet powerful read' Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Checkout 19

Anna Glendenning is a writer from Leeds. She was formerly an editor at And Other Stories, where books under her wing made the 2018 Man Booker International and Goldsmiths Prize shortlists. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the White Review Short Story Prize. She was born in 1991, is based in London and works in the engagement team at Kew Gardens.

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