Reviews

  • This is an incredible debut by @mmegannolan. Poignant, poetic, raw and utterly unique - I couldn't stop reading. Pre-order it now.

    Pandora Sykes, Instagram
  • A darkly rich and heady exploration of hunger and unraveling, Acts of Desperation is unashamed and honest. It questions the truest way to inhabit a body and shows us the horror and the beauty in learning to be alone.

    Jessica Andrews
  • Megan Nolan writes with piercing vulnerability and precision. Her debut novel, Acts of Desperation is a blistering anti-romance about the seductive destruction of trying to find self-worth in the gaze of another.

    Catherine Lacey
  • Megan Nolan is a huge literary talent, and her first novel,Acts of Desperation, is a love story like no other. The writing is intense and honest, with a rare access to real life, but it is also reflective and full of insights, and with this combination the novel manages to separate the idea of love and the experience of it, and take the reader to the place where it comes into being.

    Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Acts of Desperation is stunning and I'm grateful it exists. Megan Nolan writes so powerfully about vulnerability. A book that you live in while you're reading it, and which then lives on inside you.

    Olivia Sudjic

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