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Margo's Got Money Troubles

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399732529

Price: £16.99

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‘Enormously entertaining and lovable’
Nick Hornby, New York Times

‘An expansive, offbeat, gorgeous exploration of resilience, forgiveness and multi-generational parenthood’
Pandora Sykes

** Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley is to adapt for A24 – a TV show starring Nicole Kidman and Elle & Dakota Fanning **

Margo Millet’s got money troubles. As the child of a Hooter’s waitress and an ex-Pro-Wrestler, she’s always known she’d have to make it on her own. When she finds herself pregnant by her college professor – who is very keen not to be involved – she realizes she will need cash fast.

At twenty, alone with a baby, what Margo lacks in options she makes up for in ingenuity, and soon she has a plan: she’ll start an OnlyFans as an experiment, producing content and writing storylines unlike anything else out there. Help arrives in the form of her live-action role-playing flatmate Suzie, and her father, Jinx – a recovering addict and veteran of the wrestling world, who has experience of making an audience fall in love.

Before she knows it, Margo is an online phenomenon. Could this be the answer to all of Margo’s problems, or does internet fame come with too high a price?

‘A hilarious novel about making the most of what you’ve got.’
Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here


When I finished it, I couldn't quite believe it was over, that is how much I was completely rapt by Margo's Got Money Troubles. A brilliantly unique story, fallible and lovable characters and moments so human and hilarious that I laughed out loud multiple times. I can't quite believe this is only the first book I've read by Rufi Thorpe, because after reading her latest novel, it's clear that I need to go back and read everything she's ever written. She is a genius, after all.
Ore Agbaje-Williams, author of <i>The Three of Us</i>
An audacious, wildly funny, completely unpredictable novel by a writer so singular that it's hard to compare her to anyone else . . . An absolutely brilliant book
Kevin Wilson, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Nothing to See Here</i>
A hilarious novel about making the most of what you've got. Sharp and funny by turns, this is an exceptionally tender look at young motherhood and love that also involves professional wrestling, and yes, OnlyFans. I gobbled it up.
Emma Straub, author of <i>All Adults Here</i>
Long after the last page of Margo's Got Money Troubles, I think of certain lines and burst out laughing. In public. This novel is damn funny, but also touching and smart and surprising and beguiling and just completely bad ass. Rufi Thorpe is truly one of one!
Deesha Philyaw, author of <i>The Secret Lives of Church Ladies</i>
Margo's Got Money Troubles is just so good: the humor, the pathos, the redemption - every sentence, every twist of plot is wildly original and unexpected. When has such a lovable heroine ever been created?
Stephanie Danler, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Sweetbitter</i>
A thrilling, uproarious, and above all affirming exploration of one young woman's fight to make it in a world that's rooting against her. Margo is an unforgettable heroine, so real she walked right off the page and into my heart.
Kirstin Chen, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Counterfeit</i>
The most captivating narrative of motherhood, sex work, point of view, and regret. I'm obsessed!
Leila Mottley, author of <i>Nightcrawling</i>
Funny, surprising and gloriously kickass bildungsroman that lobs a hand grenade into the childcare and sex work debates, raising questions about how we judge one another . . . It illuminates the double binds in which women are caught, from abortion to childcare, and gives us a heroine whose imagination, courage and humour we can get behind. You'll finish the book wishing to be more Margo.