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Jenny Hval to publish debut novel

By | Published on Thursday 15 March 2018

Jenny Hval

Jenny Hval is to publish her debut novel, ‘Paradise Rot’, this October, it has been announced.

Described as “lyrical and uncompromising” by its publisher Verso, the book follows the protagonist Jo as she attends university in a new country. The story presents “a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire”.

“Jo is in a strange new country for university, and having a more peculiar time than most”, says the blurb. “A house with no walls, a roommate with no boundaries, and a home that seems ever more alive. Jo’s sensitivity, and all her senses, become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, and dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh”.

The book is due to be published on 2 Oct. Find out more here.