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Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O’Porter is the book that everybody needs to read right now.   


COW [n.]  /kaʊ/    A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.   


Three women. A whole world of judgement.   


Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society that sets the agenda, there’s something about being a woman that ties invisible bonds between us.    When one extraordinary event rockets Tara to online infamy, their three worlds collide in ways they could never imagine – and they discover that one woman’s catastrophe might just be another’s inspiration.   


Through friendship and conflict, difference and likeness, they’ll learn to find their own voices.   


Because sometimes it’s OK not to follow the herd.   


The audio edition is performed by author Dawn O’Porter, reading Tara’s part, with the rest of the multivoice cast comprising acclaimed audiobook readers Karen Cass (Cam) and Laura Kirman (Stella).

About the Author

Dawn O’Porter is a novelist, columnist and broadcaster who lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris, sons Art and Valentine, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has made numerous documentaries about all sorts of things: polygamy, childbirth, Geisha, body image, breast cancer and even the movie Dirty Dancing. She is the critically acclaimed author of Paper Aeroplanes and Goose.   


Dawn hosts and produces ‘Get it On’, a podcast where she interviews interesting people about why they wear what they wear. She also collects vintage clothing, and admits to writing her best work when she is wearing a bonkers seventies dress and her hair is a voluminous bob.

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