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Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister from a working-class background now at the top of her game: defending, cross-examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. The law is a game and she is its most talented player. One sickening night, though, Tessa finds herself in a position countless women - one in three - have been in before her. And she's faced with a gut-wrenching, life-changing decision. Will she take the stand to testify about her rape, with the full awareness that the system has not been built to protect her?
Drawn from the internationally acclaimed play, Prima Facie is a propulsive, raw look at the price victims pay for speaking out and the system that sets them up to fail. With breakneck prose and a devastating emotional intensity, this is a novel for our times, by one of Australia's most impressive writers.
'A fantastic read, page-turning and thought-provoking. The kind of story you can't stop thinking about. I loved it.' JANE HARPER
Author Biography: Suzie Miller is a contemporary international playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Based in both London, UK, and Sydney, Australia, Miller's work has been produced around the world winning multiple prestigious awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play 2023, for her smash hit one-woman play Prima Facie, which had a soldout season on London's West End and opened on Broadway in New York, April 2023. Miller is educated in science and law, with a doctorate in drama and mathematics. She practised human rights law before writing full time and is currently developing major projects in theatre, literature and screen.
Paperback / softback Trade paperback (UK) 352pp h230mm x w155mm x s28mm 440g Trade paperback (UK)
ISBN13: 9781761262258 ISBN13: 978-1-76126-225-8 ISBN10: 1761262254 EAN: 9781761262258