Abbie Greaves: ‘Often the silent treatment is a kind of narcissist revenge. It can be wielded as a weapon’

The author found herself walking away from the noises of daily life to find inspiration for her first novel, a moving portrait of a troubled relationship

3rd May, 2020
Abbie Greaves: ‘Often the silent treatment is a kind of narcissist revenge. It can be wielded as a weapon’
Abbie Greaves, author The Silent Treatment, her debut novel which has had a virtual launch thanks to coronavirus

It’s the eve of Abbie Greaves’s first book launch and like most of the world, she’s stranded at home. There will be no bookstore-crawls, no cheek-kissing, no drinking cheap wine while signing hardbacks. Tomorrow, she’ll take to Twitter for a Q&A – not the ideal prom night for the debutante, but I hear no hint of self-pity as she speaks to me over the phone.

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