Piglet

Piglet

The must-read literary fiction book of 2024 to discuss at your book club

Summary

Her life is so full, so why is she hungry?

‘A cunning critique’ Financial Times

‘A sharp, dark, must-read story about appetite, ambition, secrecy and shame’ Daily Mail

‘An insightful, stomach-churning debut novel about the corrosive power of secrets’ Mail on Sunday

‘A dark, weird, satisfying tale about greed and desire’ i News

‘A food-filled debut of class and ambition’ Guardian

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For Piglet – an unshakable childhood nickname – getting married is her opportunity to reinvent. Together, Kit and Piglet are the picture of domestic bliss – effortless hosts, planning a covetable wedding ... But if a life looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Thirteen days before they are due to be married, Kit reveals an awful truth, cracking the façade Piglet has created. It has the power to strip her of the life she has so carefully built, so smugly shared. To do something about it would be to self-destruct. But what will it cost her to do nothing?

As the hours count down to their wedding, Piglet is torn between a growing appetite and the desire to follow the recipe, follow the rules. Surely, with her husband, she could be herself again. Wouldn’t it be a waste for everything to curdle now?

Piglet is the searing, unforgettable and original debut which is set to take readers by storm in 2024.

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‘Satirical and funny… Hazell has much to say about our food-obsessed snobbery and she plates up a deliciously-written narrative, generously peppered with lethal ground glass’ Irish Independent

‘Delicious, dark and thought-provoking’ Hello!

‘A debut that needs to be on your radar… A rich, vibrant, visceral book, that is brimming with acerbic wit and mouth-watering food, this is dark, witty and explores societal pressure and body image in an unforgettable way’ Glamour

Reviews

  • Very wise, and so wonderful on food and cooking it should probably come with a hunger trigger-warning. I loved it.
    Daily Mail

About the author

Lottie Hazell

Lottie Hazell is a writer, contemporary literature scholar, and board game designer living in Warwickshire. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Loughborough University and her research considers food writing in twenty-first century fiction. Piglet is her first novel.
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