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Head of Zeus
Skin
Skin by E.M. Reapy

Would you travel the world to feel at home in your skin?

Natalie is uncomfortable in herself. Her most recent relationship is long since over, and she is disillusioned with her career as a teacher.

So she packs her bags and goes travelling in hope of finding a place for herself in the world. But her isolation abroad only heightens her sense of unease. Obsessed with how others perceive her, she recoils from relationships and eats – compulsively and self-destructively, to silence the anxious voice in her head that never seems satisfied.

Skin engages powerfully with issues of self and belonging via an incredibly beguiling protagonist – intelligent and self-aware, sharp and acute.

'Engrossing... Unvarnished, wry and almost wincingly clear-eyed, the narrative covers acres of emotional terrain – from comedy, to tragedy, and the churned-up borderlands in between' Daily Mail.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
08 Aug 2019 * 304pp * £13.99 * 9781789540956
REVIEWS
Engrossing... Unvarnished, wry and almost wincingly clear-eyed, the narrative covers acres of emotional terrain – from comedy, to tragedy, and the churned-up borderlands in between'
Daily Mail
'As in her debut, [E.M. Reapy] is excellent on writing foreign locations and cultures'
Irish Times
Engrossing... Unvarnished, wry and almost wincingly clear-eyed, the narrative covers acres of emotional terrain – from comedy, to tragedy, and the churned-up borderlands in between'
Irish Independent
From the first page, it's obvious that the reader is in good hands... The early chapters of Skin capture vividly the alienation of being adrift in a foreign place, unable to assess situations'
Irish Daily Mail
'Reapy touches on an interesting topic – the tyranny of the wellness industry'
TLS
Author
E.M. Reapy
E.M. Reapy
Elizabeth Reapy is an Irish author and tutor. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen's University, Belfast and is currently a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-In-Residence. Her debut novel, Red Dirt, won a Irish Book Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.
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