Expectation

Anna Hope

Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry - and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends. Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life?
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Three young women, close friends, full of expectation about the thrilling lives they hope to lead after university. Ten years later they struggle with thwarted hopes and profound disappointments. This is a wonderful novel about what it means to be a woman in the 21st century, and, crucially, about motherhood.

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