Fen, Paperback Book


A FOYLES Fiction Book of the Year 2016Shortlisted for The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 Longlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017 The 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?


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