A fierce, emotional, contemporary novel about the pursuit of a meaningful life- three women think they can have it all. But soon they realise that even having some of it can be a challenge. For fans of Zadie Smith, Sheila Heti and Sally Rooney.
ANNA HOPE studied at Oxford University and RADA. She is the acclaimed author of Wake and The Ballroom. Her contemporary fiction debut, Expectation, explores themes of love, lust, motherhood, and feminism, while asking the greater question of what defines a generation. She lives in Sussex with her husband and young daughter.
"BEST BOOKS FOR JULY: Expectation has defied all my expectations
and completely redefined the friendship novel. Each of the
characters resonated with me and I'm in awe of the way Anna Hope
captures what it means to be a woman, right here, right now, with
all the precision of a surgeon's knife." * Red Magazine *
"Brilliant portrayal of long-term female friendships . . . I was gripped." * Prima *
"The real joy of this novel - while exploring just what second wave feminism has done for this generation of women ("you've had everything... we changed the world for you. For our daughters. And what have you done with it?") - is in it's writing; the dialogue and the honesty behind these characters who are doing their best, who are trying to live up to the fictional counterparts that they themselves have created... It's the perfect summer reading" * STYLIST MAGAZINE *
"Hope's writing is sublime and her characters so well fleshed out they will feel like friends at the end" * Good Housekeeping *
"Absolutely encapsulates what it means to be a young woman today, and beyond" * Grazia Magazine *