Read an extract of When I Hit You

Meena Kandasamy’s blistering novel When I Hit You has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Read on for an extract of this electrifying book.

Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he sets about battering her into obedience and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back – a resistance that will either kill her or set her free.

Read an extract of When I Hit You >