The Terrible (Paperback)Yrsa Daley-Ward (author)
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You may not run away from the thing that you are because it comes and comes and comes as sure as you breathe.
This is the story of Yrsa Daley-Ward, and all the things that happened - even the Terrible Things (and God, there were Terrible Things).
It's about her childhood in the north-west of England with her beautiful, careworn mother and her little brother who sees things written in the stars. It's also about growing up and discovering the power and fear of sexuality, about pitch grey days of pills and powder: going under, losing yourself, and finding your voice.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 125 x 15 mm
'A major literary talent . . . speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way . . . you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest' - Stylist
'A rare combination of literary brilliance, originality of voice and a narrative that commands you to keep going until you've reached the last page . . . her prose is invigorating, razor-sharp and moves at the speed of light . . . Yrsa Daley-Ward is an explosive new talent and this book should not be missed' - Anna van Praagh, Evening Standard
'Daley-Ward is a stylish writer, as well as an unusual voice . . . she has a knack for distilling wild emotions into precise imagery, for selecting insightful impressions.' - Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times