Books by Lucy Cuthew

Blood Moon (Walker Books, 2020)

PERIODS, SEX AND ONLINE SHAMING. AN EXTRAORDINARY VERSE NOVEL FROM A BOLD NEW VOICE IN FICTION.

During Frankie’s first sexual experience with lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. It’s only blood, they agree. No shame.

Then a graphic meme goes viral, turning their fun, intimate afternoon into something mortifying and damaging. And Frankie begins to wonder: is she disgusting?

As the online shaming takes on a horrifying life of its own, her universe implodes. But can laughter, bravery and the fiercest of friends help Frankie find her way out of the darkness?


PRAISE FOR BLOOD MOON:

“Written with humour and understanding, this is the book young people need.” SARA PASCOE

Moving, compelling and bold, it filled me with such hope.” LOUISE O’NEILL

“With every verse of her debut, Cuthew shouts down the shame, chips away at the period taboo, and firmly establishes herself as a bold and vital new voice in feminist literature.” SAMANTHA SHANNON

“A bloody brilliant book!” GABBY EDLIN, CEO and Founder of Bloody Good Period

“Blood Moon is a tour de force of empathetic, passionate writing that refuses to pull any punches.” WATERSTONES

“A powerful, fiercely feminist novel that normalizes menstruation and confronts destructive cyberculture.” KIRKUSStarred review

“A must-read novel of empowerment.” BOOKLIST, Starred review

About Lucy Cuthew