Troubador Doll

Released: 28/01/2021

ISBN: 9781838595470

eISBN: 9781800467576

Format: Paperback/eBook

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“Sex, death, flowers—rivers, seas, sleep. They all have beds. 
This was my very first thought.” 

The first part of this story is told from the perspective of a sex doll.  

The second from the perspective of the man who owns her. 

Peter Leggatt’s debut novel opens with the thoughts of a sex doll as she comes to consciousness inside her crate, about to be delivered to the apartment of her owner, J. There, J opens her. What ensues is a very modern love affair, teetering between tragedy and the darkly comic, and written in prose of hallucinatory beauty. At a moment when debate over gender and identity is increasingly fraught Doll affords a provocative new perspective on love and objectification.

“Doll is an astonishing piece of writing. Its ingenuity, and intelligence, and strangeness, and indeed beauty, carry for me a Nabokov originality, and that is a high matching indeed.
I have absolutely no doubt this is best seller material.” 
Tim Waterstone, novelist and founder of Waterstones

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Peter Leggatt

Peter is a writer and journalist who lives in Paris, France. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2011 with Double First-Class Honours in English Literature, and has subsequently written for publications including the Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times Weekend, Newsweek and Arete, amongst others. He was the Editor of the Soho Revue magazine from 2015-2017, for which he was nominated as Editor of the Year at the 2016 Stack Awards. His other interests include book collecting, bookbinding, cooking, winetasting and woodwork.

Doll is his debut novel and will be released by Matador Books in July 2020.


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