'The greatest book I've ever read about women and desire' - Rachel Cooke, Observer
'Almost impossibly compelling. It's the book no one I know can put down, and the one everyone is talking about' - Daily Telegraph
'Three Women is an astonishing act of imaginative empathy and a gift to women around the world who feel like their desires are ignored and their voices aren't heard. This is a book that blazes, glitters and cuts to the heart of who we are. I'm not sure that a book can do much more' - Sunday Times'
An extraordinary piece of non-fiction - a page-rippingly intimate and compelling narration of the desires and sexual proclivities of three real women. Taddeo does not sensationalise, but nor is she coy; the narrative crackles with the visceral details of eroticism. The result feels like a new genre' - The TimesAll 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, which was nearly a decade in the making, is a staggering work of non-fiction for our times.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC