'A masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood' ELIZABETH GILBERT
'This is one of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read. I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the most important - and breathlessly debated - books of the year' DAVE EGGERS
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?
All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?
All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?
Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.
Extraordinary. I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women (Elizabeth Gilbert)
'This book - challenging and heartbreaking - will stay with me. An extraordinary, documentary deep dive into the psychology of women and sex that is as unputdownable as the most page-turning fiction. (Jojo Moyes)
Addictive, totally addictive. Brilliant (Dolly Alderton)
A fascinating excavation of the intricacies of love and desire, where they conspire and where they conflict. Read this book (Esther Perel)
My non-fiction book of the year. stounding( Jessie Burton)
It is the deepest dive into our neighbours' consciousnesses that I've ever read, so immersive it approaches the Tolstoyan, and its narcotic pleasures mainline the only thing that can truly save us: empathy (Adam Ross)
Intense and riveting. It gives us epic themes in miniature. These women broke my heart and I won't forget them (Gillian Anderson)
As gripping as the most gripping thriller. Moving, immersive, surprising, elegantly written ... You will love it (Marian Keyes)
I literally could not put it down (Gwyneth Paltrow)
[An] instant feminist classic. In this utterly engrossing, frankly game-changing work of narrative non-fiction, a New York magazine contributor profiles a trio of everyday women, shining a light on their darkest desires and how men (and other women) often thwart those wants (Michelle Hart O, The Oprah Magazine)
Brilliant. In a year when female sexuality is one of the hottest topics of debate, it's a must-read (Summer Reads Vogue)
Three Women is riveting - a searing, honest, visceral and compulsive account of women's desire. I've never read anything like it (Esther Freud)
I've not read something so confronting, humane, and brilliant in a really long time. An outstanding achievement (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)
This is one of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read. Taddeo's beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow her protagonists to be wholly human and wholly, blessedly complex. I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the most important - and breathlessly debated - books of the year (Dave Eggers)