Hood by Emma Donoghue

Hood

Emma Donoghue

A book about death and grief in a long-term lesbian relationship. Don't be put off by the bereavement angle - although it makes for a 'difficult' read, ultimately this book is optimistic and there are touches of humour.

Extract
Then all these theatricals fell away and I was hit by a sense of loss so sharp that I doubled up under it and pressed my face into the duvet. If this was grief, it felt more like acute appendicitis than anything else in my experience.
Parallels
  • In Her Day by Rita Mae Brown
  • A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
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Violence
Explicit sexual content