A collection of Charlotte Roche’s two sensational, defiantly honest and startlingly unique novels
‘We should celebrate a writer like Roche, whose voice is defiantly, shamelessly her own’ Guardian
Roche’s first novel, ‘Wetlands’, is a headlong dash through every crevice and byproduct, physical and psychological, of its narrator’s body and mind. It immediately became a literary sensation on publication, and was the biggest selling book on Amazon – anywhere in the world.
Replete with a forty page description of marital sex, details of worms, and even, following an abortion, ‘the best anal sex ever’, ‘Wrecked’ reannounced Charlotte Roche, and showed her exploring the detrimental pressures placed on women as mothers and wives.
Reviews of Charlotte Roche Two-Book Collection: Wetlands and Wrecked
- Praise for ‘Wetlands’:
- ‘Profoundly unsettling’ Rowan Pelling, Daily Mail
- ‘If you ever wondered what you’d be like if you weren’t shy, polite, tolerant, modest, sexually repressed, logical and constrained by modern standards of hygiene, this may be the book for you’ Guardian
- ‘“Wetlands”, in the tradition of Plath’s “The Bell Jar”, is a remarkable novel about mental illness that has been mistaken for feminist literature’ Alice O’Keefe, New Statesman
- Praise for ‘Wrecked’:
- ‘Roche definitely knows how to write an opening scene … We should celebrate a writer like Roche, whose voice is defiantly, shamelessly her own.’ Guardian
- ‘Even if, more recently, the erotic canon had not been diverted by the “mommy-porn” of Fifty Shades of Grey and its imitators … Roche puts dynamite under that new genre. ‘Wrecked’ is likely to become a cult classic, American Psycho by way of Catherine Millet, as Roche places domestic sex at the forefront of contemporary erotic literature.’ FT
- ‘A condemning commentary on the unrealistic and damaging pressures placed on women as wives and mothers. Roche’s writing is as compelling and complex as it is salacious and explicit, expertly dissecting the basis of relationships to show that traditional ideals have no place in the modern marriage. This thought-provoking, original novel highlights the urgent need to liberate women from the shackles of gender stereotyping.’ Independent