Melissa Lee-Houghton

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  • Melissa Lee-Houghton - The Faithful Look Away
22nd June 2018 / Book / Rough Trade Books

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Houghton

£6.99

In The Faithful Look Away, the acclaimed poet Melissa Lee-Houghton brings her full imaginative force to bear on a short fiction with all the hallmarks of her singular talent. Exploring domestic pressures, mental health, addiction and issues surrounding body image with a caustic wit, an almost physical delight in description and a wellspring of empathy, this story is yet another marker laid down by one of the most exciting authors currently writing in English.

Melissa Lee-Houghton was born in 1982 and has published three collections of poetry with Penned in the Margins. The most recent collection, Sunshine (2016) was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, The Costa Book Award and the Forward Prize, and won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2017. In 2015, The Faithful Look Away won her a Northern Writers' Award, and she has broadcast two of her short stories on BBC Radio Four. She is a Next Generation Poet.

First edition press is limited to 500 copies

Format /Book
Released /22nd June 2018
Catalogue / 9781912722068
Barcode / 9781912722068
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