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Wetlands
Wetlands | Charlotte Roche
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An international sensationwith more than 1 million copies sold in Germany, and rights snapped up in 26 countriesWetlands is the sexually and anatomically explicit novel that is changing the conversation about female identity and sexuality around the world. Helen Memel is an outspoken, contradictory eighteen-year-old, whose childlike stubbornness is offset by a precocious sexual confidence. She begins her story from a hospital bed, where shes slowly recovering from an operation and lamenting her parents divorce. To distract and console herself, Helen ruminates on her past sexual and physical adventures in increasingly uncomfortable detail; what ensues is a headlong dash through every crevice and byproduct, physical and psychological, of its narrators body and mind. (The New York Times) Fantastically sexual, Helen is constantly blurring the line between celebration, provocation, and dysfunction in her relationship with her body. Punky alienated teenager, young woman reclaiming her body from the tyranny of repressive hygiene (women mustnt smell, excrete, desire), bratty smartass, vulnerable, lonely daughter, shock merchant and pleasure-seekerHelen is all of these things and more, and her frequent attempts to assert her maturity ultimately prove just how fragile, confused, and young she truly is. In the tradition of The Sexual Life of Catherine M and Melissa P.s 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed, Charlotte Roche exposes the double bind of female sexuality, delivering a compulsively readable and fearlessly intimate manifesto on sex, hygiene, and the repercussions of family trauma.
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LMJenkins
Wetlands | Charlotte Roche
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Another great #bookhaul today from the library used book corner!

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DeborahSmall
Wetlands | Charlotte Roche
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#riotgrams #pinkcovers Glamorama is bright pink!! Only have 3 pink books! Few more with pink spines. Really thought I'd have more 💕📚

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DeborahSmall @Libby1 she's fantastic! I just stacked Valentine Grey. Thank you x 3y
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betherinahq
Wetlands | Charlotte Roche
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I started off fairly enjoying this. I liked how frank and open she was and how she made me feel very uncomfortable. After a few chapters however and the initial shocks were over I just found it a bit tedious and that she was just writing things for effect rather than to add any merit to the story. Not for me I'm afraid.

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tasha
Wetlands | Charlotte Roche
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#November 9 Worst #Book I've #Read - I usually don't finish #books I am not liking. There's too much to read & no time to waste on crappy books. This one is a huge best seller and I have no idea why. Maybe just cause it's controversial. I do LOVE the #cover however! It's the only reason I keep it on my #shelf. #AngieBookishNovember #bookchallenge #coverlove #bookstagram #Wetlands #CharlotteRoche #erotica #shockvalue #pointlessread #intothefire 🔥

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maich
Wetlands | Charlotte Roche
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I didn't like. 😝