Peach Pig: The debut collection from the Young People's Laureate for London, Forward Prize-shortlisted author (Paperback)
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Peach Pig: The debut collection from the Young People's Laureate for London, Forward Prize-shortlisted author (Paperback)

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'Cecilia Knapp is a great writer. I love her' KAE TEMPEST

In her devastatingly powerful debut collection, Cecilia Knapp examines the experience of motherlessness and its lasting impact, as well as the lessons passed between generations of women.

These poems explore women's complicated relationship with their bodies, with sex, and with shame as she traverses the violence of romantic love, but also employs humour and mischief, a wry reclaiming of power.

We hear stories of a challenging childhood in a seaside town, a girl growing up, getting out and reckoning with the guilt of being 'one of these people now.'

The collection also offers a look at Knapp's close relationship with her older brother, his struggles with addiction and, eventually, his death. With tenderness, she remembers him and unpacks the unique grief that comes after a suicide.

Peach Pig is a candid and unflinching look at loss, an attempt to find a language for it. It grapples with feelings of anxiety, insecurity and displaced anger; but it is also a collection full of dreams, hope and vibrant persistence, a willingness to question and to carry on.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472156815
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 110 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Cecilia Knapp is a great writer. I love her -- KAE TEMPEST
Cecilia Knapp is a rare, rare talent. The sort of writer you get excited to have found and then look forward to devouring more of their work -- KERRY HUDSON
Love this book - the stunning first collection by Cecilia Knapp. So much to recognise and feel about girlhood, loss, shame, love - expressed with bags of elegance, generosity & power -- Amy Acre

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