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Pub Date: 10/01/2019

Pages: 272

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Imprint: Scribe US

ISBN 13: 9781947534957

ISBN 10: 1947534955

Price: $17.00 / $22.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / General


By Annaleese Jochems

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About the Book

Cynthia is twenty-one, off-balance, soaked in social media and ennui, and desperately waiting for something, anything, to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. Emptying Cynthia’s father’s bank account, they run away, Cynthia’s dog Snot-head in tow, and head for the coast. There they buy Baby, an old boat docked in a beautiful bay, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of lurid bliss.

As days pass, things begin to unravel, the boat grows ever more claustrophobic, Cynthia’s moods ever more chaotic, their money stash becomes depleted and a sequence of strange encounters on an empty island turn their lives in an altogether different direction.

Demented, subversive, disorienting, bilious, Baby is a shocking literary debut.

About the Book

A sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape


Annaleese Jochems was born in 1994 and grew up in the far north of New
Zealand. She won the 2016 Adam Prize from the International Institute of
Modern Letters and the 2018 Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction
for Baby, which is her first book.