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'Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang' Sunday Times

DARK, POTENT AND UNCANNY, HAG BURSTS WITH THE UNTOLD STORIES OF OUR ISLES, CAPTURED IN VOICES AS VARIED AS THEY ARE VIVID.

Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost children following you home. A panther runs through the forests of England and pixies prey upon violent men.

From the islands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, the mountains of Galway to the depths of the Fens, these forgotten folktales howl, cackle and sing their way into the 21st century, wildly reimagined by some of the most exciting women writing in Britain and Ireland today.

'A thoroughly original package that has a hint of Angela Carter' The Times

'Sharp writing and cleverly done' Spectator

 

Details

ISBN: 9780349013596
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 8 Oct 2020
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.8(H) x 13.8(L) x 3.4(W)
Weight (gm): 436

 

Reviews

Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang - Sunday Times

A thoroughly original package that had a hint of Angela Carter - The Times T2

Sharp writing and cleverly done - Spectator

Relevant and intriguing - New Statesman

It's easy to get lost in the stories from diverse voices - Guardian

Simply and beautifully executed - Observer

Freshly feminist - Esquire

A series of rich and peculiar little worlds - TLS

 

Author Biography

Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British writer. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the Observer, the Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular , published by Jacaranda Books, was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. She was recently inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature as one of the Forty Under Forty initiative.
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