Debut novel packs a punch with sharp look at sex industry

FICTION: Harvesting, By Lisa Harding, New Island Books, €13.95

30th April, 2017
Lisa Harding: a new writer worth your time

Collecting blurbs for a book cover is part and parcel of the publishing experience, but when Lisa Harding called upon Roddy Doyle for a quote, even she must have been thrilled to receive the following effusive endorsement: “shocking and shockingly good”.

It’s high praise indeed, and well deserved in this instance. In much the same way that Louise O’Neill’s book Asking For It was a damning indictment of, and clarion call to the...

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