This Could Hurt: A Novel

by Jillian Medoff

On Sale: 14/12/2018


About the Book

Against all odds, Rosa Guerrero became a high-ranking executive. By wielding power with grace and compassion, the longtime chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research has earned the devotion and loyalty of her senior staff.

With the economy in the tank and unemployment on the rise, Ellery'sfuture looks grim. While Rosa fights to insulate her people from the harsh realities of business, they're facing crises of their own. Unlike Leo Smalls, who has no life outside of Ellery (or Rosa), Rob Hirsch's existential dread pushes him closer to his “work wife,” Lucy Bender-a brainy, ambitious VP who is desperate to find meaning in her life. For Kenny Verville, a Wharton MBA, Ellery is a temporary stepping-stone to better things-that is, if he can get out of his own way.

Day after day, Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny scheme and dream, fall in and out of love, and chase ideas big and small. But when Rosa begins to unravel, they find themselves changed in ways beyond their reckoning.

Authentic, razor-sharp, and achingly funny, This Could Hurt is a masterful novel about work, loneliness, love, and loyalty; about sudden reversals and unexpected windfalls; a novel about life.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062660770
  • ISBN 10: 0062660772
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 14/12/2018
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 27.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Jillian Medoff is the acclaimed author of the national bestseller I Couldn't Love You More, as well as the novels Hunger Point and Good Girls Gone Bad. Her first novel, Hunger Point, was adapted into an original Lifetime movie. She has an MFA from NYU and has studied with writers including Mona Simpson, Jonathan Dee, and Alice Walker, and taken master classes with Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Grace Paley.

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