These books feature women who don’t just experience desire; they are motivated by it. That seems radical. Even more radical is the fact that these heroines and protagonists don’t necessarily fit the mould when it comes to what – or who – is usually permitted to be “sexy” in modern culture.

– Daisy Buchanan
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Cover, editorial illustraton for The Guardian UK about weekend loneliness illustrated by Monsie Monika Jurczyk