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Peach

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'An immensely talented young writer ... Her fearlessness renews one's faith in the power of literature' George Saunders, author of Lincoln in he Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

Something has happened to Peach. It hurts to walk but she staggers home to parents that don't seem to notice. They can't keep their hands off each other and, besides, they have a new infant, sweet and wobbly as a jelly baby.

Peach must patch herself up alone so she can go to college and see her boyfriend, Green. But sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the gaping memory of a mouth, and working is hard when burning sausage fat fills her nostrils, and eating is impossible when her stomach is swollen tight as a drum.

In this dazzling debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breath-taking clarity and verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Peach is a work of genius. So lonesome and moving, so gruesome, wry, tender and plaintive. It is the new Jane Eyre, and one wild, thrilling ride. Swallow it in one gulp, and carry a spare copy in your pocket. Always." - Lucy Ellmann

"Impossible to categorise, intimately weird and exhilaratingly bold, Peach shares literary DNA with Gertude Stein, Hubert Selby Jr, and Eimar McBride, but Emma Glass's massive talent is all her own." - Laline Paull

"A strange and original work of art that manages to be both genuinely terrifying and undeniably joyful. . . . In this dark poetic myth, Emma Glass takes on the big issues: good and evil, violence, redemption. . . . An immensely talented young writer . . . . Her fearlessness renews one's faith in the power of literature." - George Saunders

"Choose wisely the moment when you pick up Peach, because once you do you'll be unable to put it down until the very last sentence." - Kamila Shamsie


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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
ISBN: 1-4088-8669-3 / 978-1-4088-8669-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
ISBN: 1-63557-130-8 / 978-1-63557-130-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
ISBN: 1-4088-8651-0 / 978-1-4088-8651-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
ISBN: 1-5100-9291-9 / 978-1-5100-9291-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Peach
Author(s): Emma Glass
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU