Riotously fun and uplifting, a coming-of-age story about difficult friendships, delicious feasts, and taking control of your body and your happiness - a richly indulgent and life-affirming novel from one of the most exciting new voices in literature
WINNER of the GUARDIAN 'NOT THE BOOKER' PRIZE 2019
Selected in BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - Vogue, TIME, Vulture, Woman and Home
'Subversive, radical, written with total glee and rollicking sense of unlimited possibility. Williams is one to watch' Stylist
If you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?
Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry. So she invents Supper Club: a secret society for women sick of bad men and bad sex. Fed up of being told to talk less, take less, be less, they gather after dark to feast and dance through the night. But as their bodies expand, so do their horizons, their desires - and their urge to break the rules.
You look hungry. Join the club.
'Superb... Hilariously funny and deeply moving' Guardian Not the Booker Prize
'Engrossing, ambitious, joyful as well as dark - which is so close to the bone and so necessary. I can't wait to read her next book' Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self
'Cool and knowing, jam-packed with cultural references, not to mention mouthwatering recipes' Metro
'Daring, funny, humane, delightful. She's the real thing' Sam Jordison, Guardian
'For reading while eating in the bath and licking your lips. There's no other book to read this month' Lit Hub
'Darkly delicious. A celebration of female power and friendship' Sunday Mirror
'Riotous, bold, wild and witty' Sunday Express
A radical retake on the notion that women must starve themselves to meet society's demands... Written with total glee and rollocking sense of unlimited possibility, Lara Williams is one to watch
Sophisticated, attentive, visceral, sensual.... Following in the footsteps of Elena Ferrante and Sally Rooney, Williams explores the shifting dynamics of female friendships
Exquisite. Wise and generous, subtle and superbly attentive... The food in this book eats you, imparting a depth of flavour that resurfaces stylishly when you least expect it
Cool and knowing, jam-packed with cultural references, not to mention mouthwatering recipes... Kicks back against the degradations and appetite-shaming strictures of a notionally feminist age
Powerful and original, insightful and moving... The voice feels akin to Sally Rooney's: colloquial, precise, at once uneasy about its place in the world and determined to stand up for itself... Williams suggests convincingly that cooking is as rigorous and complex as any art form
Like Fight Club but with food... About rebellion and power and all the desires women have suppressed for so, so long
Supper Club will speak to parts of you that you didn't know were yearning. A thought-provoking read that will make you hungry for more
A smart, zeitgeisty, genuinely affecting coming-of-age-tale... Lara Williams is very much a talent in her own right
For reading while eating in the bath and licking your lips... There's no other book to read this month
Totally invigorating... With elements of Stephanie Danler's Sweetbitter, Ottessa Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Phoebe Waller Bridge's Fleabag, Supper Club is a succulent, unapologetic celebration of female friendship, female rage, and female appetite
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