Jaded : The must-read novel for 2024
Author: Lee, Ela Published 08/02/2024 | Hardback
240 x 162 | 611g
Jade isn’t even my real name. Jade began as my Starbucks name, because all children of immigrants have a Starbucks name.
Jade has become everything she ever wanted to be.
Until one night after a work event she suffers an unspeakable attack.
As she tries to confront what happened to her, she finds herself caught between her parents who canâ€™t understand, her boyfriend who feels betrayed, and her job that expects silence. The world Jade has constructed starts to crumble.
This raw, darkly funny novel explores the â€˜grey-areaâ€™ of consent and recovery thatâ€™s far from linear, and will leave you asking yourself: what would you have done in Jadeâ€™s situation?’JADED is a thoughtful, hard-hitting exploration of race, identity, and the rippling effects of sexual assault. Ela Lee writes with an urgency and clarity that will have you hooked until the last page.’ ? Cecile Pin, Women’s Prize longlisted author of Wandering Souls Content warning: this novel features themes of sexual assault and violence.