Jacket for 'The Squeeze'


UK - Salt Publishing

The Squeeze

By Lesley Glaister

Published Aug 2017


1989. Marta, a teenager trafficked from Romania is forced to work as a prostitute in Edinburgh.

Mats, a Norwegian businessman, who longs only to be a good husband and father, becomes involved with Marta and both their lives are wrenched – for good or ill – in new directions.

Told in a splintered narrative style that allows glimpses into several points of view, The Squeeze explores the transactions that take place between men and women. Sex, money and the desire for love.