Underbelly, Anna Whitehouse ( hardback August 2021)
£14.99Darkly voyeuristic but with heart - as funny as it is painful and true. We loved it' GRAZIA'I don't think I've ever turned the pages of a book so quickly. So sharp, so tender...
UNDERBELLY[n.] singular The soft underside or abdomen of a mammal. An area vulnerable to attack. A dark, hidden part of society.
Lo and Dylan are living parallel lives, worlds apart. Lo is the ultimate middle-class mother, all perfectly polished Instagram posts and armchair activism. Dylan is just about surviving on a zero-hours telemarketing job from her flat, trying to keep food on the table.
But when they meet at the school gates, they are catapulted into each other's homes and lives - with devastating consequences . . .
Explosive, sharply humorous and unflinchingly honest, Underbelly slices through the filtered surface of modern women's lives to expose the dark truth beneath.