Author: King, Ella
South & South East England
Published on 3 August 2023 by HarperCollins Publishers (HarperCollins) in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 320 pages
127 x 197 x 23 | 220g
EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS SECRETS . . .
'A beautiful, bewitching, unsettling and unputdownable dream of a book' LISA JEWELL
'A blistering thriller' NEW YORK TIMES
Seventeen-year-old Lily has a loving, normal family. So why does it suddenly feel like secrets are stirring? Like Mama is about to crack?
As a storm of memories builds over one humid summer, Lily must recast everything. What if her house isn't a home - but a prison? What if her mother isn't a protector - but a monster . . .
From hot new talent, Ella King, comes an unforgettable story about a family gone bad . . .
'A powerful, hard-hitting and exquisitely written novel' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'Paring-knife sharp . . . Mama is a terrifying, masterful creation' ABIGAIL DEAN
'This is a cracker' HARRIET TYCE
'Disturbing, poignant and memorable all at once - an exploration of a very dark relationship between a daughter and her mother' OBSERVER
'A riveting novel exploring how family ties can both make us and break us' RED
'Beautiful, disturbing, impossible to put down. Bad Fruit heralds a seriously impressive new talent in Ella King' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Masterful in its evocation of the complexity of mother-daughter relationships . . . a writer to watch' HARPER'S BAZAAR