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Fen - Daisy Johnson

Paperback Published: 8th June 2017
ISBN: 9781784702106
Number Of Pages: 160

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FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF EVERYTHING UNDERWINNER OF THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2017'Hauntingly written and full of unabashedly, refreshingly angry women... In a year that made me furious, Daisy Johnson?s Fen was a howl I didn?t know I needed' Celeste Ng' An instant classic...a bold, take-no-prisoners collection situated somewhere between Angela Carter and Deborah Levy' Jeff VanderMeerThe Fen is a liminal land. Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt.This is a place where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark magic still linger. So here a teenager may starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl. A woman might give birth to a, well, what?

"Daisy Johnson's story collection Fen was unanimously beloved... firmly situating her among the UK's most exciting new voices." -- Marta Bausells * Elle *
"Just finished rereading Daisy Johnson's story collection Fen. Just as powerful and beautiful and dark and strange as the first time. One of my favourite books of all time." -- Jeff Vandermeer
"Johnson's heady broth of folklore, female sexuality and fenland landscape reads like a mix of Graham Swift and Angela Carter... For atmosphere, originality and plain chutzpah, this is an impressive first collection." -- Sarah Crown * Guardian *
"Poetic, risky... Johnson's slippery and sensual stories-cum-chapters have an amphibious elemental quality and a contemporary provincial witchiness of their own." -- Phil Baker * Sunday Times *
"There is big, dangerous vitality herein - this book marks the emergence of a great, stomping, wall-knocking talent." -- Kevin Barry
"Reading the stories brought the sense of being trapped in a room slowly, but very surely, filling up with water. You think: this can't be happening. Meanwhile, hold your breath against the certainty it surely is." -- Cynan Jones, author of The Dig

ISBN: 9781784702106
ISBN-10: 1784702102
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 8th June 2017
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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