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Something Bad is Going to Happen

By Jesse Stephens
Adella is facing the dawn of a new year and the end of her twenties – and she’s in a psychiatric unit recovering from a mental breakdown. A decade earlier, her life held such promise; she had every option in her hand. How did it come to this?

As we go back and walk with Adella through her twenties, she searches for her grand purpose through love, career and travel. At her side through the tumultuous highs and lows is her best friend, Jake, facing his own challenges and opportunities. They both know the future must have something better to offer – but why does it also always feel, in the bottom of their stomachs, as though something bad is going to happen?

Raw and revelatory, Something Bad is Going to Happen is a heart-stopping new work from one of Australia’s most exciting writers. Dealing with the weight young women bear through pressure, anxiety, rejection, this is a generation-defining novel – wise, witty, deeply compelling.

About the author:

Jessie Stephens is a Sydney-based writer and podcaster. She is an Executive Editor at Mamamia, Australia’s largest independent women’s media company. She co-hosts Mamamia’s flagship podcast and winner of Australia’s Best Podcast Series, Mamamia Out Loud. Her debut book, Heartsick, was an international bestseller.

ISBN: 9781761261596

Publisher: Macmillan


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