Caroline Petit, The Contract

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He loved Lola’s roundness, found her pregnant body exciting and exotic. He kissed her cheek. She waved him away.

Caroline Petit, ‘The Contract’.


Caroline Petit was born in Washington D.C., raised in Maryland and now lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband.
She is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh and holds advance degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Melbourne’s School of Law.

She has published two novels, The Fat Man’s Daughter and Deep Night. Her short stories have appeared in Australian literary journals, The Asia Literary Review and have been broadcast on Radio National Australia. She runs creative writing workshops in Melbourne for beginner and experienced writers and is currently working on her third novel. Discover more about her writing, workshops and passions at

Lola promises to marry Henry and give him a baby if he’ll let her have a cat (Caroline Petit’s clever ‘The contract’). —Sue Terry,

‘Hilarious.’ —Meg Hellyer, The Inkwell

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