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Em Strang


A piercingly original debut about the limits of forgiveness, from an award-winning poet 

Quinn is serving a life sentence for a terrible crime committed against the love of his life, Andrea. As the date of his release nears, he receives a letter from an unexpected sender: Andrea’s mother Jennifer. To the horror of her local community, she invites Quinn to share her home. What appears a radical act of forgiveness is, however, underpinned by more complex motivations. 

As they navigate the thorny terrain of guilt, loathing and mutual need that underpins their relationship, Quinn is fighting demons within himself, urges that have always plagued him and threaten to transcend his desire for redemption. Now he must battle to preserve the freedom he longs for, even as the dark voices within threaten to pull him back down…

Visceral and compelling, Quinn is a beautifully poetic debut about family, love, and the many faces of betrayal. 

  • Publication date: March 2, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861543007
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication date: March 2, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861543014
  • RRP: £6.99
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'Em Strang's is a true voice, and Quinn is that rarity, an original work of fiction, which excavates trauma and memory and refuses the frameworks placed on it. This book is its own landscape. Strange and powerful.'

Paul Kingsnorth, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize

Em Strang

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