salt slow

Julia Armfield

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Picador

9781529012576
208
Synopsis

A collection of stories about women and their experiences in society, about bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of its characters through their experiences of isolation, obsession and love. Throughout the collection, girls become insects, men turn to stone, a city becomes insomniac and bodies are picked apart to make up better ones. The mundane worlds of cinemas, schools and university towns are invaded and transformed by the physical, creating a landscape which is constantly shifting to hold on to the bodies of its inhabitants. Blending the mythic and the fantastic, the collection considers characters in motion – turning away, turning back or simply turning into something new.