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  • Please believe the hype . . . Nolan is not another Sally Rooney. She is another seriously exciting writer who happens to be young and female and Irish . . . Nolan's book describes a very particular experience and it does so with rare intelligence and courage . . . [Her] headlong, fearless prose feels like salt wind on cracked lips. You wince and you thrill.

    Sunday Times
  • Nigh-on impossible not to devour.

    Daily Mail
  • A mesmerising debut that is a masterpiece from the opening sentence to the bitter end, and everything in between.

    Independent *5 new books to read in lockdown*
  • Deeply felt and seriously, spikily intelligent . . . The millennial author everyone should be watching right now.

    Daily Telegraph
  • Tapping into the zeitgeist comes one of the books of 2021: Megan Nolan's Acts of Desperation . . . a heartbreaking-but-resonating portrait of one woman's savage mistreatment of herself in the name of love.

    Stylist

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