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The Cows by Dawn O'Porter
  

The Cows

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Oh my word, this is an eyebrow raising, mouth openingly good read. A contemporary tale about three women, muddling and battling their way through this world as best they can. Emotional growing pains can occur at any age, life doesn't run smoothly, and these three women hold out the hand of friendship to all of us. We see and feel deeply hidden thoughts, witness shockingly embarrassing moments, and I found myself wincing at their pain, snorting with laughter, and cheering them on. Dawn O’Porter has written a stonkingly good read, I stayed up well past my bedtime into the early hours in order to finish it in one sitting. My feelings went into free fall and occasionally tied themselves up in knots as I read. ‘The Cows’ slams with impact, slaps adversity in the face, and offers supportive understanding in our modern world. Highly recommended! ~ Liz Robinson

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'This was an extraordinary story about three women. Stella, Tara and Cam, they have very different lives and dreams for themselves yet they have a lot in common. Humiliation, loss, and freedom are some of the topics brought up in the story. Throughout it really made me think about the way we perceive the news we read every day and the consequences for doing things without thinking them through properly and the damage it can do. Each woman was going through her own life difficulties, and it was terrific seeing how they coped with each of the situations they found themselves in. This was a deeply thought provoking and inspiring book with three strong women at the centre of it doing their best with what life dealt them. Read this with a box of tissues and your best friend’s number on speed dial.'

Synopsis

The Cows by Dawn O'Porter

COW [n.] /kau/ A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd. Women don't have to fall into a stereotype. THE COWS is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find their own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

Reviews

'A funny, smart, kind, incredibly truthful book about women ... all the shame, judgement, envy and love that being alive and female entails'
Polly Vernon

'Smart and insightful'
RED

'Funny and excruciating. You'll think about it for weeks!'
Kristen Wiig

'I loved it. Funny, moving, twisty ... Wow! I couldn't stop reading it'
Jill Mansell

About the Author

Dawn O'Porter

Dawn O’Porter is a novelist, columnist, broadcaster and designer who lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris, son Art, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has made numerous documentaries about all sorts of things: polygamy, childbirth, Geisha, body image, breast cancer and even the movie Dirty Dancing. She is the critically acclaimed author of Paper Aeroplanes and Goose. Dawn launched ‘Help Refugees’ in 2015, a charity that sends urgent care to refugees across Europe. She is also the host of ‘Get It On’, a weekly podcast where she interviews interesting people about why they wear what they wear.

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Publication date

6th April 2017

Author

Dawn O'Porter

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
464 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Exclusive Pre-Publication
Family Drama
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780008126032

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