By the author of Eileen, this visceral short story collection by a hugely talented author recounts the lives of people finding, or failing to find, ways to cope with the world of those around them. Her protagonists encounter loss, alcoholism, eating disorders and sexual dysfunction, all conjured by a master storyteller.
Sensual and gloriously strange, Carmen Maria Machado’s debut heralds a strong new voice in contemporary short fiction. Blending fantasy with psychological realism, Machado explores female desire, the many violences enacted on women’s bodies and the impact of this on their psyche. Brilliant, emotionally charged and visceral.
Published by Serpent's Tail on December 14th 2017
Completely absorbing and original, these stories are startling, mysterious and earthy in their exploration of sexuality, motherhood and psychological hinterlands, not once conforming to your expectations. If you've never read Sarah Hall, now is the time to start!