Join us on Friday 12th April at 6.30pm as we welcome Phoebe Stuckes to the shop to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, Dead Animals.
Dead Animals is a short and sharp novel about a young woman who wakes after a house party with scratches and bruises – and a gap in her memory. As the violent truth comes back to her – a series of events she struggles to name – her anger grows.
Solace comes in the form of enigmatic, captivating Helene, who knows what the man at the party did, has suffered at his hands too. An act of violence demands one in return and Helene is planning revenge. But who can afford to ask for justice, when the cost is murderously high?
I May Destroy You meets It Follows, Dead Animals is a dark and glorious novel with stunning prose exploring restaurant culture, horror writing and revenge.
ABOUT PHOEBE STUCKES
Phoebe is a writer and poet from West Somerset, living in London. A four-time winner of the Foyle Young Poet of The Year Award and a Barbican Young Poet, her writing has appeared in The Poetry Review, The Rialto, and Ambit among others. Her debut pamphlet, Gin & Tonic was shortlisted for The Michael Marks Award 2017 and in 2019 Phoebe was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award for her first full-length collection, Platinum Blonde, which was also highly commended by The Forward Prizes.