Introducing a dazzling new literary voice--a wholly original novel as groundbreaking as the works of Eimear McBride and Max Porter.Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.The next morning, Peach tries to return to the routines of her ordinary life, going to classes, spending time with her boyfriend, Green, trying to find comfort in the thought of her upcoming departure for college. And yet, as Peach struggles through the next few days, she is stalked by the memories of her unacknowledged trauma. Sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the glimpses of that stranger's gaping mouth. Working is hard when her assailant's rancid sm...
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La carne è un libro sorprendente. Una storia che è una voce, una voce che diventa disagio.
Il surreale e il perturbante al servizio del racconto, per dettagliare ogni aspetto e anfratto della paura.
What. The fuck. Did I just read.
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Peach is one of those books that I honestly don't even know where to start in terms of writing a review. It wasn't a young adult book - and I've never been more thankful for that - and while it wasn't technically classified as a new adult book either, it seemed to be one to me, so I'm putting it in that category.
But in the case of Peach, when I finished reading, I kind of closed the bo ...more
An intense and experimental novella about the aftermath of a sexual assault and the impact it has on the victim. I think the style worked partly because the book isn't very long - just 98 pages. I wouldn't say I enjoyed this, but it is definitely memorable. Don't take the cautions on the graphic nature of this lightly, either.
Not going to trash this because it's a debut, and I do think Glass has the potential to be a good writer so I'll read her future work, though I didn't enjoy or appreciate this book.
I don't mind books that value language over story, and I don't mind gory or weird things happening (actually I generally like that). But the language, while experimental and repetitive, isn't interesting or new. The word choices aren't interesting and they aren't presented in an interesting way: eg. "I watch the pool ...more
While this short novella is certainly powerful and surreally strange, the warnings about the graphic content should not be taken lightly. Aside from the bizarre storyline, which reaches stomach-churning grotesquerie frequently, I thought it strained too hard to be clever - with an annoying reliance on alliteration and onomatopoeia when the shocks don't suffice to keep one's attention.
Emma Glass's debut novel Peach is contemporary fiction told in a wholly original way. It's a challenging read both because of the form it is written in and the graphic descriptions.
High school student Peach is brutally assaulted and manages to make her way home where her pain goes unnoticed by her family. She decides to carry on with life - stitches herself up, goes to school and meets up with her boyfriend. However, she is plagued by the attack - the jarring memories of smell, taste and touch. ...more
I hold Peach very close to my heart, as I am sure so many readers will when the hardback is published on the 11th January 2018. I came across this book through my line of work as an editor, sent to me on submission for consideration of audio and large print rights around January this year (2017). From that moment, I read Peach in one sitting, devoured it till peach juice ran down and off my chin, and knew this book was special. Since this point, I’ve been telling everyone who is of a bookish nat ...more