Delicacy (Paperback)
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Delicacy (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 27/01/2022
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Waterstones Says

Unique and bursting with heart, this hugely moving memoir from comedian Katy Wix traces twenty-one moments from her life – filled with love, trauma, darkness and hope – through the lens of different cakes connected to each memory.

Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for February 2022

From award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix comes Delicacy - a different kind of memoir from an astonishing new voice. Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.

The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessions orbited. The 'missing cake' from a lost holiday has never let go. The Bara brith eaten in hospital after a life-altering car crash was as tough as the metal that hit her. The supermarket rock cake was where she 'practised wanting'.

Shocking, raw, darkly funny and deeply humane, Katy Wix's exploration of trauma, grief, addiction, love, loss, memory and hope is truly unforgettable.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472261205
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A book that gets wiser, darker, and more brutally truthful every time you turn the page. Word of mouth is slowly turning it into a passionately recommended cult hit. A book you give a friend in trouble - like a shot of whisky, or a life raft. Or, like the book suggests, cake.' - Caitlin Moran

'A layer cake of truth, pain and wisdom iced with charm. I loved it.' - Sue Perkins

'Mesmerising... an extraordinary piece of writing.' - The i Paper
'Raw, profound and relatable.' - Stylist

'Painfully raw and incredibly funny.' - Simon Amstell

'A book that offers many pleasures... hectically funny, eloquently angry.' - TLS

'Heartbreaking, ridiculously clever and laugh out loud funny. One of the best books on trauma I've ever read.' - Scarlett Curtis

'Gentle, heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny and poetically told - an intimate memoir that stays with you.' - Rose Matafeo

'Katy sees the world like no one else and deciphers it with extraordinary beauty. Delicacy took my breath away.' - Lolly Adefope

'Honest, raw, profound, deeply moving and funny.' - Bridget Christie

'Fabulous story-telling and completely delicious writing.' - Cariad Lloyd

'Brilliantly original, funny and insightful. Dry and comic, but also very moving. I absolute loved Delicacy.' - Katy Brand

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