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Sight by Jessie Greengrass

Sight

Jessie Greengrass

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Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 22 Feb 2018
ISBN: 9781473652378

The extraordinary first novel from the author of the prize-winning An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It

  • The GuardianBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
21 Feb 2018

"This poised meditation on medicine, pregnancy and parenthood considers what we can know of our bodies, our selves and of others"

What we can know of our bodies, ourselves, or each other is the subject of Jessie Greengrass’s debut novel. The author of an award-winning short story collection, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It, Greengrass adapts to the novel format with enviable flexibility. Or rather, she adapts it to her own specific literary sensibilities: ruminative, taking a judicious distance from things, just far enough to see the links between them, but not so far she misses their textures.

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