Peach

Peach

Introducing a dazzling new literary voice--a wholly original novel as groundbreaking as the works of Eimear McBride and Max Porter.

Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.

The next morning, Peach tries to return to the routines of her ordinary life, going to classes, spending time with her boyfriend, Green, trying to find comfort in the thought of her upcoming departure for college. And yet, as Peach struggles through the next few days, she is stalked by the memories of her unacknowledged trauma. Sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the glimpses of that stranger's gaping mouth. Working is hard when her assailant's rancid smell still fills her nostrils. Eating is impossible when her stomach is swollen tight as a drum. Though she tries to close her eyes to what has happened, Peach at last begins to understand the drastic, gruesome action she must take.

In this astonishing debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breathtaking verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.

Title:Peach
ISBN:9781635571301
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About Emma Glass

Emma Glass was born in Swansea.


    Peach Reviews

  • Nenia ? Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWow, I'm a bit blown away by how bad this was. I almost didn't want to review it, since - contrary to my critics' opinions - I don't actually en...

  • Matteo Fumagalli

    Videorecensione: https://youtu.be/EBzfVGB6IMELa protagonista di questo fiabesco e inquietante romanzo è una pesca vegetariana. Due genitori disinibiti e innamoratissimi, un fratellino di gelatina, un...

  • Schizanthus

    Trigger warnings for sexual assault, murder, animal abuse, possible (?) cannibalismI hate giving a low rating to any book. I have such admiration for authors - for the blood, sweat and tears that go i...

  • Vanessa

    I don’t know exactly what I just read but oh.my.god. This book is...different. Unique. Graphic. Stomach churning and unsettling. A book with a modern interpretative prose. I already know I will have...

  • Dannii Elle

    This is definitely worth a read, as Glass' approach to creative writing is to be admired, but due warnings for the graphic content and harrowing story-line.In short, this book is a surreal exploration...

  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)

    What did I just read? How did this make it past editors?As confused and jumbled as its main character, Peach, this novella felt contrived. While Glass's story presents a girl in pain from her sexual a...

  • Konstantin

    You need more than a strong stomach for reading this piece of work. Blood-churning scenes of dirt, gore and violence will make you want to vomit, but it's also hypnotically rhytmical and atmospheric -...

  • Wendy

    Emma Glass's debut novel Peach is contemporary fiction told in a wholly original way. It's a challenging read both because of the form it is written in and the graphic descriptions. High school studen...

  • Lindsey Lynn

    Trigger warning: Abuse, sexual assault, rape, self harmEmma Glass has a way with words, that's a fact. Her verse is so well polished that I felt every word dripping into my body and soul. The plot of ...

  • Rachel

    I can see why this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it. It's not really a novel, it's its own strange new thing. It reads like prose poetry, stream of consciousness, word association, and some...