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Your First Book

Body Kintsugi
by Senka Marić

Translated from Bosnian by Celia Hawkesworth

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with liquid gold, to highlight and celebrate an object’s past. In this powerful and personal novella, Senka Marić uses the concept of kintsugi to interrogate ideas of illness, survival and recovery. Laced with a drive for life, sensuality and pleasure, Body Kintsugi is an intimate and optimistic book about a woman’s relationship with her body as it breaks and is put back together.

‘A raw and moving book, written in exquisite, taut prose, which explores illness and healing through an inventive, kaleidoscopic narrative.’

Sam Mills, author of Chauvo-Feminism and The Fragments of My Father

Coming Soon

History: A Mess

by Sigrún Pálsdóttir, translated by Lytton Smith

Coming December 2022