Wednesday, April 21, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

 I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley! I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Fiona Mozley for letting me be a part of the tour.

Title: Hot Stew
Author: Fiona Mozley
Published by: Algonquin Books
Released: April 20, 2021
Source: Review Copy from the Publisher
Synopsis: London has changed a lot over the years. The Soho that Precious and Tabitha live and work in is barely recognisable anymore. And now, the building they call their home is under threat; its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. The collection of vagabonds and strays in the basement will have to find somewhere else to live. But the women are not going to go quietly. They have plans to make things difficult for Agatha but she isn't taking no for an answer.

Hot Stew is an insightful and ambitious novel about property, ownership, wealth and inheritance. It is about the place we occupy in society, especially women, and the importance placed on class and money. It doesn't shy away from asking difficult questions but does so with humour and intelligence. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This was not exactly the book I was expecting, but in all honesty, I didn't know what to expect. Hot Stew took me on quite a ride. It also explored quite a few topics in a very interesting way.
It really did look at how important a place can be, whether that's a place you live in or your place in the world. The people determined to fight Agatha are the people we tend to ignore, forget, and look away from. Agatha wants to take the building and make it something desirable, but that means kicking out the people who bring it down. It was definitely a book that made me think and it was also entertaining.
I enjoyed Hot Stew. It's not a smart idea to mess with Precious and Tabitha.

Fiona Mozley was born in East London and raised in York, in the North of England. She studied history at Cambridge and then lived in Buenos Aires and London, working at a literary agency and at a travel center. Her first novel, Elmet, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner and their dog. Mozley's second novel, Hot Stew, will be published by Algonquin Books on April 20, 2021.

Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Fiona Mozley for letting me be a part of the tour and giving me the opportunity to read an early copy. If this book sounds like something you'd like, I'd definitely say go give it a read. It's out!!

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