Reasons She Goes to the Woods

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When she was good she was very, very good. But when she was bad she was horrid!

Pearl can be very, very good. More often, though, she is very, very bad. But she’s just a child. A mystery to all who know her; a little girl who has her own secret reasons for escaping to the nearby woods. What might those reasons be? And how can she feel so at home in the dark, sinister, sensual woods, a wonder of secrets and mystery? Told in vignettes across Pearl’s childhood years, Reasons She Goes to the Woods is a nervy but lyrical novel about a normal girl growing up, doing the normal things little girls do.
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ISBN-13: 9781780745312
ISBN-10: 1780745311
Pagini: 256
Dimensiuni: 130 x 197 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: Oneworld Publications
Colecția Oneworld Publications


“ Raw, lyrical, sad, this haunting story packs a deceivingly strong punch.” - Publishers Weekly

"Pearl is a marvellously contradictory creation, showing the cruelty in children as well as their neediness, their capacity for love and friendship...Davies' novel reads almost like a prose poem." - Independent on Sunday

"Outstanding...with black humour and heartrending accuracy. Davies is a poet, and this is a poet's novel in the very best sense - every word is pin-sharp and perfectly in its place" - The Times

"A poetic and strange novel, full of flair" - Emerald Street

"A sexy, contrary book." - Times Literary Supplement

" be marvelled at." - Guardian

"Best for highbrow sun lounging...told with a gothic, sensual style that Angela Carter would be proud of." - Grazia magazine

"Dark, beautifully descriptive and rather haunting." - Grazia online

"A rounded, complex portrait of growing up that has an atmosphere all of its own." - We Love This Book

"A spiky echo of Angela Carter, with whom Ms Davies at her best stands fair comparison...The language is fresh, the imagery striking...and Pearl herself is a rampant, compelling, fully-realised, wild-eyed, teary creation." The Scotsman

Praise for True Things About Me:

‘In this wallop of a little novel . . . Ms. Davies writes with such spunk that you stay with her for much of the ride’ New York Times

‘Glinting with pitch-black humour’ Independent

‘Brutal, funny . . . One of those rare novels that is genuinely about sex, in all its irrationality and potential for self-destruction’ Lionel Shriver

Notă biografică

Deborah Kay Davies won the Wales Book of the Year 2009 award for the short story collection Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful. In 2010 she was selected by BBC TV as one of the 12 best new British novelists for her novel True Things About Me, which Lionel Shriver chose as her book of the year. Deborah Kay Davies lives in Cardiff, Wales.