Jana Novak’s history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she’s uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she’s unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom.

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn. Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall …

Honest and raw, Meat market is a timely exposé of the dark underbelly of the fashion industry in an era of #TimesUp and #MeToo. Meat market might just be Juno Dawson’s most important book yet.

Meat market, F DAW, 402 pages.


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