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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
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Below is a review sent in by Edel Waugh:
'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.'
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.
'A funny, smart, kind, incredibly truthful book about women ... all the shame, judgement, envy and love that being alive and female entails'
'Smart and insightful'
'Funny and excruciating. You'll think about it for weeks!'
'I loved it. Funny, moving, twisty ... Wow! I couldn't stop reading it'
About the Author
Publication date6th April 2017
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PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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