The acclaimed second novel from Kate Jennings, author of ‘Snake’.
On Wall Street, reflects Cath, women are about as welcome as fleas in a sleeping bag. She finds herself working there because she needs serious money: after ten good years, her beloved older husband Bailey is gravely ill. So begins her journey into two nightmare worlds.
‘Powerful, and darkly, disconcertingly comic.’ Margaret Walters, Sunday Times
‘Blackly funny, coruscatingly clear-eyed and intelligent, Kate Jennings’ second novel doesn’t waste a word.’ Maureen Duffy, author of Restitution
‘A unique book by an extraordinary writer: The great city illuminated from within.’ Shirley Hazzard, author of ‘The Transit of Venus’
‘A small pearl of a novel…as gripping as any thriller.’ Newsday
Reviews of Moral Hazard
- ‘Her observation is acute. She mercilessly mocks “plutocrats deeply suspicious of metaphors and words of more than two syllables”.’ Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph
- ‘Whip-smart, knowing and wry.’ People Magazine
- ‘A remarkable achievement. Jennings brings to her novels an understanding of how to distil narrative down to its essences. She is an observer, exploring the world with objectivity, humour and refreshing irony.’ Margaret Stead, Times Literary Supplement
- ‘Unsparing and unsentimental, Jennings conveys extraordinary characters with a wry, knowing intelligence. A perfect example of less is more, “Moral Hazard” is both touching and funny without ever being slushy.’ Big Issue
- ‘Compelling reading. Cath’s thorny humour adapts itself well to both terminal illness and terminal greed.’ New York Observer