She’s A Killer by Kirsten McDougall – UK book publication
October 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2023 and the Ockham NZ Book Awards 2022, She’s A Killer by New Zealand author Kirsten McDougall will be published in the UK on 5 October.
Bold, darkly funny and brilliantly bizarre, this is the satirical dystopian cli-fi thriller you never knew you needed. Until now.
‘Smart, assured, and extremely funny, She’s A Killer is a marvellously eccentric book that both skews and skewers the anxieties of our age. I lost count of all the times I laughed out loud; and yet the monstrous Alice, perplexed by the inexplicable return of her imaginary friend from childhood, is movingly drawn, raising fascinating questions about the relationship between empathy, moral agency, and self-understanding. This is satire at its best’ – Eleanor Catton, author of Birnam Wood.
‘A fabulously dark pleasure, delivered in prose of singing tautness’ Luke Jennings, author of Killing Eve.
About the book:
ALICE: 30-something, IQ of 159 (almost a genius), only communicates with her mother in Morse code. Her imaginary friend is back.
ERIKA: 15, daughter of hot ‘wealthugee’ who loves Russian literature, genuine genius, killer eyeliner and killer instincts.
The climate is in crisis and wealthy immigrants are flocking to New Zealand for shelter, stealing land, driving up food prices and taking over. But Alice has far more important things to worry about: hating her best friend’s husband, getting free wine and quiet-quitting her dull day job.
Until she meets Erika.
Now, Alice is about to find herself drawn into action of the most radical – and dangerous – kind. Just what is a slacker to do?
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