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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 11/01/2018
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Something has happened to Peach. It hurts to walk but she staggers home to parents that don't seem to notice. They can't keep their hands off each other and, besides, they have a new infant, sweet and wobbly as a jelly baby.

Peach must patch herself up alone so she can go to college and see her boyfriend, Green. But sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the gaping memory of a mouth, and working is hard when burning sausage fat fills her nostrils, and eating is impossible when her stomach is swollen tight as a drum.

In this dazzling debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breath-taking clarity and verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408886694
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 205 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"An immensely talented young writer ... Her fearlessness renews one's faith in the power of literature." - George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize

"Genre-defying and brilliantly surreal novella ... Barely 100 pages, and somewhere between poetry and prose, this is a book to be devoured in a single sitting. Glass is an exciting new author to know." - Vogue

"Choose wisely the moment when you pick up Peach; because once you do you'll be unable to put it down until the very last sentence." - Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire

"Impossible to categorise, intimately weird and exhilaratingly bold, Peach shares literary DNA with Gertrude Stein, Hubert Selby Jr, and Eimear McBride, but Emma Glass's massive talent is all her own." - Laline Paull, author of The Bees

Peach is ferocious, startling, all-consuming ... it has changed the way I see the world -- Daisy Johnson, author of Fen

Peach is a work of genius. So lonesome and moving, so gruesome, wry, tender and plaintive. It is the new Jane Eyre, and one wild, thrilling ride. Swallow it in one gulp, and carry a spare copy in your pocket. Always -- Lucy Ellmann, author of Mimi

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SJ2B House of Books

“Dark, intense and captivating...”

Dark, intense and captivating...With the opening scene of a college student staggering home after having just been violently assaulted this was a viscerally emotive storyline in its depiction of this young... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
8th November 2017
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“Mesmerising... Read this now!”

An intense and truly mesmerising piece of rhythmic prose that will have you captivated from the very beginning. This is an extremely emotive story of the turmoil one young girl endures after being assaulted, from... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
16th January 2018
Helpful? Upvote 6

“Not For Me”

This novella did not do it for me. At only 100 pages in length, I did not like the rythmic prose style writing or the disturbingly graphic content.
I found the characters to be strange and complex and was unsure at... More

Hardback edition
5th January 2018
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