Fishnet

My first novel. Published in April 2015. Read all about it here, and if you fancy, why not buy it directly from the publishers

‘Bold, sensual and unflinching, Fishnet lays bare a world too often misjudged and misunderstood. Kirstin Innes writes with courage, warmth and real insight. This is a hugely enjoyable and important book.’ – Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals, winner of the Betty Trask Award.

Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona’s flat and disappears.

Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona’s mundane existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona had been working as a prostitute. Driven to discover the truth, Fiona embarks on an obsessive quest to investigate the sex industry. Drawn into an increasingly complex world, Fiona makes shocking discoveries that challenge everything she believed, and will ultimately change her life forever.

Bittersweet, sensual and rich, Fishnet takes a clear-eyed, meticulously researched, controversial look at the sex industry and the lives of sex workers, questioning our perception of contemporary femininity.

‘Fishnet is a determined debut from an inimitable talent. Kirstin Innes takes the reader on a remarkable, authentic journey into the contemporary realm of prostitution.’  – Lisa O’Donnell, author of The Death of Bees, and winner of the Commonwealth Prize for fiction.

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Fishnet is about sex work, sisterhood and everyday economics, and is the result of three years’ worth of research. I met some brilliant women while pulling this book together, sex workers, sex workers’ rights activists and advocates.

If you’d like to know more about the issues currently facing sex workers in Scotland, I recommend having a look at the SCOT-PEP website.