When I Hit You

Meena Kandasamy

RRP: £12.99

4 May 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491268

RRP: £7.99

4 May 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491275

From one of India’s boldest and most badass young voices, When I Hit You is a dazzling and provocative novel of an abusive marriage.

Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back – a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.


Probably one of the most important and shocking and poetic books of 2017

Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time

Fierce and unforgettable