WellRead October Selection: Love & Virtue by Diana Reid

Introducing our October selection, a novel described by Books + Publishing as "principled but not preachy, eloquent but accessible", Diana Reid's Love & Virtue will no doubt be one of the most celebrated books in Australian literature this year and we are so excited to be able to share it with you all.

Borrowing from the blurb, the book is concerned with feminism, power, sex and female friendship, and how they play out through the eyes of young Australian uni students. An Australian campus novel with nods to Helen Garner and Iris Murdoch, Love & Virtue is written with a strikingly contemporary voice that is both wickedly clever and incisive. Issues of consent, class and institutional privilege become provocations for enduring philosophical questions we face today.

This is a timely, cerebral and compulsively readable novel that we can't wait for you all to finish so we can chat about it in detail (a perfect choice for book clubs if we do say so ourselves).

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