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978-1800814905

Queen K

Queen K

by Sarah Thomas

Publisher Serpent's Tail

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  • Hardcover


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'This Patricia Highsmith-esque tale [features] an untrustworthy narrator judging her employer's life of excess and desperate attempts to infiltrate a glittering world' Evening Standard 'The debuts you'll love in 2023'

'Her dazzling debut is both a gripping mystery and a treatise on the dangers of wealth without limits' Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters

'Evokes complex lives with compelling insight' Financial Times

On a balmy evening in late March, an oligarch's wife hosts a party on a superyacht moored in the Maldives. Tables cover the massive deck, adorned with orchids, champagne bottles, name cards of celebrities. Uniformed staff flank a red carpet on the landing dock. This is what Kata has wanted for a long time: acceptance into the glittering world of high society. But there are those who aim to come between Kata and her goal, and they are closer to home than she could have imagined.

Witness to the corruption and violence underneath the shiny surfaces is Mel, a young English woman employed to tutor Kata's precocious daughter and navigate her through the class codes of English privilege. Now the closest Mel gets to such privilege is as hired help to the wealthy, and she is deeply resentful.

Exquisitely written and deliciously unreliable, Queen K takes the reader to some of the most luxurious places in the world. But a dark refrain sounds from the very beginning of the story and grows towards its operatic finale: a novel about insatiable material desire can only ever be a tragedy.

'A world of butter-cream-beige luxury, brimming with toxicity and darkness, that pulls you in, and under' Calla Henkel, author of Other People's Clothes

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About the Author

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas was born in Scotland, grew up in Kenya, and lives in London. She spent years travelling the world working as a tutor to the super-rich, and has written and performed for TANK, Art Review, EPOCH, Loewe and others. Queen K is her first novel.

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