Slug (Hardback)Hollie McNish (author)
Gloriously earthy and accessible, McNish’s mash-up of prose and poetry covers the modern female condition with lashings of wit, intelligence and irreverent wisdom.
The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobody Told Me
From Finnish saunas and soppy otters to grief, grandparents and Kellogg's anti-masturbation pants, Slug is a book which holds a mirror lovingly up to the world, past and present, through Hollie's driving, funny, hopeful poetry and prose. Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the possibilities in-between.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 222 x 142 x 38 mm
'I love Hollie's poems. There is such raw honesty and warmth and often humour within them. She is one of the best poets we have.' - Matt Haig
'She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love.' - Kae Tempest
'Hollie always articulates exactly how I feel, like she lives in my head.' - Charly Cox, author of Validate Me and She Must Be Mad
'Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings, and her prose is warm and conversational, like speaking to a friend.' - The Observer
'Provides beautifully written solidarity.' - The Independent
'I've loved her work for years.' - Jo Brand
'Hollie is a total wordsmith. She makes me howl with laughter one moment and burst into tears the next.' - Paapa Essiedu
'I can't take my ears off her.' - Benjamin Zephaniah
'Makes so many of us feel seen . . . [Hollie] quickly breaks the heart and then heals it, before you have time to even take a breath.' - Kara Scott, TV personality, journalist and poker player
'Gorgeous fingering poems.' - Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl and The Wrong Knickers
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“Brilliantly funny & relatable”
This book is brilliantly honest, funny and sarcastic. I adored every single page.
I’ve never read any book laid out this way either. It is a combo of true stories, poems, and short fictional stories. In the... More
“Perfectly Controlled Fury in Poetic Form”
This was really the logical next step for McNish after the brilliance of handling pregnancy and birth in the book, Nobody Told Me. Here she expands upon what it is to be a woman, looking at her own childhood and... More
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