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Winner of The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017. By the author of Everything Under, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2018.
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?
"Hauntingly written and full of unabashedly, refreshingly angry women.... In a year that made me furious, Daisy Johnson’s Fen was a howl I didn’t know I needed." (Celeste Ng)
"[An] instant classic...a bold, take-no-prisoners collection situated somewhere between Angela Carter and Deborah Levy." (Jeff VanderMeer)