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I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay

ISBN: 9780995655072
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The first book for adults by award-winning writer Deirdre Sullivan.
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"Deirdre Sullivan is an absolute powerhouse of literary talent. A collection that perfectly dissects the little horrors of everyday life.” - Eoin, Rathmines:


In this dark, glittering collection of short stories, Deirdre Sullivan explores the trauma and power that reside in women's bodies. A teenage girl tries to fit in at a party held in a haunted house, with unexpected and disastrous consequences. A mother and daughter run a thriving online business selling antique dolls, while their customers get more than they bargained for. And after a stillbirth, a young woman discovers that there is something bizarre and wondrous growing inside of her. With empathy and invention, Sullivan effortlessly blends genres in stories that are by turns strange and exquisite. Already established as an award-winning writer for children and young adults, I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay marks her arrival as a captivating new voice in literary fiction.

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Haunting and darkly glittering tales
Dazzling, sharp, painfully beautiful stories, ones that haunt you, like odd fragments of poetry of a snatch of song.
A must read book - definitely one of my books of 2021.
From: Karina | 17/05/2021 13:39
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"Deirdre Sullivan is an absolute powerhouse of literary talent. A collection that perfectly dissects the little horrors of everyday life.” - Eoin, Rathmines:


In this dark, glittering collection of short stories, Deirdre Sullivan explores the trauma and power that reside in women's bodies. A teenage girl tries to fit in at a party held in a haunted house, with unexpected and disastrous consequences. A mother and daughter run a thriving online business selling antique dolls, while their customers get more than they bargained for. And after a stillbirth, a young woman discovers that there is something bizarre and wondrous growing inside of her. With empathy and invention, Sullivan effortlessly blends genres in stories that are by turns strange and exquisite. Already established as an award-winning writer for children and young adults, I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay marks her arrival as a captivating new voice in literary fiction.

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