The explosive, fresh and utterly compulsive women's fiction debut from Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka, writing as Anna Whitehouse. Perfect for fans of So Lucky by Dawn O'Porter and Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.
'Darkly voyeuristic but with heart - as funny as it is painful and true. We loved it' GRAZIA
'I don't think I've ever turned the pages of a book so quickly. So sharp, so tender... truly excellent storytelling' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Entertaining and playful but with huge depth, meaning and heart. I raced through it' EMMA GANNON
The soft underside or abdomen of a mammal.
An area vulnerable to attack.
A dark, hidden part of society.
Lo and Dylan are living parallel lives, worlds apart.
Lo is the ultimate middle-class mother, all perfectly polished Instagram posts and armchair activism.
Dylan is just about surviving on a zero-hours telemarketing job from her flat, trying to keep food on the table.
But when they meet at the school gates, they are catapulted into each other's homes and lives - with devastating consequences . . .
Explosive, sharply humorous and unflinchingly honest, Underbelly slices through the filtered surface of modern women's lives to expose the dark truth beneath.
Coming August 2021!
Praise for Anna Whitehouse:
'Painful and funny - and painfully funny' Emma Freud
'Thank God there is none of that smug, married-couple twattery in this book. I loved it' Jane Garvey
'Fantastically unsmug' Woman's Hour
'This book is a hoot - hilarious and heartfelt' Emma Gannon
'Snort-tea-through-nose funny' Cherry Healey
'This book left me laughing so very hard and equally blubbing with tears' Jools Oliver
Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson are a husband and wife writing team and the co-authors of Sunday Times bestsellers Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life and Where's My Happy Ending?. They are journalists and co-founders of the website Mother Pukka and the campaigners behind the Flex Appeal movement (flexible working for all), recently addressed in parliament. Anna also presents a weekly radio show on Heart FM.