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Published: Lightning Books (December 2018)

ISBN: 9781785631054

Smoke in the Room

Emily Maguire

£4.99

A stark look at sex, relationships and addiction

Summer, Sydney, and holed up in a tiny flat off Broadway are idealistic American Adam, weary activist Graeme, and wild, misunderstood Katie.

Each is searching for answers to life’s biggest questions – why are we here? what is love? what constitutes betrayal? – and thrust together, over an intense two-week period, they begin to form answers. In doing so, they must first confront their darkest demons, both within and without…

Provocative, honest, brimming with sexual tension and crackling with intelligence, Emily Maguire’s sensational novel cements her place as one of Australia’s hottest talents.

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‘The understatement of its writing and its tenderness and unsentimentally give Smoke in the Room a compelling and convincing energy that holds the reader absorbed, then gently lets her go’

Australian Book Review

‘At the heart of ... Emily Maguire’s work lies an urgent need to pull away at the interconnecting threads of morality, society and human relationships’

Sydney Morning Herald

‘Bitingly funny’

Australian Literary Review

‘Compelling, endlessly engaging’

The Australian

ABOUT

Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire is the author of the novels Taming the Beast (2004), an international bestseller and finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Kathleen Mitchell Award, The Gospel According to Luke (2006), Smoke in the Room (2009) and Fishing for Tigers (2012).

She enjoys a high profile in Australia as a social commentator, with her articles and essays on sex, religion and culture appearing in a wide variety of publications.

She lives in Sydney with her husband.

Read more about Emily at emilymaguire.com.au.

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