Short fiction, poetic prose, stream of consciousness.
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Emma Glass was born in Swansea. She holds degrees in English and American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Kent and Paediatric Nursing from Swansea University.
Her debut novel, Peach, was published by Bloomsbury in January 2018 and is currently working on her second novel. Emma has written features for Granta, The Guardian, Lit Hub and India Today.
Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2019.
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.
'An immensely talented young writer...Her fearlessness renews one's faith in the power of literature.' George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo
'A stunning read...I found myself under the spell of Glass' words while reading her provocative prose, which thrummed in my head, words plucking at my very nerves...Glass makes clear the cost of reckoning with sexual assault, and...the mythic dimensions of Peach's struggle with her trauma make clear that this is an age-old story, and must never stop being told until everyone starts to actually listen.' Nylon
'Gorgeously written; this debut novel is a haunting prose poem with surreal overtones.' Library Journal
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