Promising Young Women

Promising Young Women

1st paperback ed

Paperback (07 Mar 2019)

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Publisher's Synopsis

THE RACHEL INCIDENT - Caroline O'Donoghue's bestselling new novel* - is out now


A darkly funny novel about being a young woman in a man's world, by the bestselling author of The Rachel Incident


'Like Nora Ephron's Heartburn, Promising Young Women positively thrums with relatability and honesty' IRISH INDEPENDENT

Jane is twenty-six, freshly dumped, and on the bottom rung of a lacklustre marketing career. She is also moonlighting as a worldly agony aunt. When an office party goes too far, she drunkenly tries out another role: the Other Woman. As Jane's affair with her much older, married boss takes off, she disregards the advice her alter ego would give and dissolves into being someone else's dirty little secret. But she's not the only one at her company to have taken the wrong path. As she finds her own health and sanity disintegrating, can she discover the truth before another promising young woman is taken under his wing?

'Deeply relatable and darkly comic . . . It'll have you nodding with familiarity, thinking, laughing - and crying - as you race towards the end' GRAZIA

'So brilliant, I highly recommend it' DOLLY ALDERTON

'I loved it - whipsmart and so witty' MARIAN KEYES

'Sharp, pithy and engaging' IRISH TIMES

'Smart and spiky' METRO

An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlisted Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

*The Rachel Incident was a #2 bestseller in Ireland in June 2023

Book information

ISBN: 9780349009933
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 38825
Number of pages: 343
Weight: 272g
Height: 177mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 22mm