Emma Donoghue

04 July 2013
256 pages


Seventeen and sure of nothing, Maria has left her parents' small-town grocery for university life in Dublin. An ad in the Student Union – '2 women seek flatmate. No bigots' – leads Maria to a home with warm Ruth and wickedly funny Jael, students who are older and more fascinating than she'd expected.

A poignant, funny, and sharply insightful coming-of-age story, Emma Donoghue's Stir-Fry is a lesbian novel that explores the conundrum of desire arising in the midst of friendship and probes feminist ideas of sisterhood.