Send Nudes

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Pub Date 20 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 20 Jan 2022

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'Saba Sams is a fresh new voice in fiction, wry and sharp and raw' EMMA CLINE

A motherless teenage girl, daughter of the town butcher, falls into a relationship with a much older boy, but realises she’d rather have the love of his dog.

A directionless university student is taken up by beautiful, chaotic party girl Lara, who moves right into her bed and slowly destroys her life.

An uneasy holiday in paradise for two reluctant stepsisters turns into a war of attrition as they compete for the affections of a charismatic interloper.

Dragged along by their mums to a music festival, two teenage girls pursue experience over the course of one weekend.

Strange and arresting, dirty but shining, the girls of Saba Sams’s extraordinary debut collection traverse girlhood and womanhood in all its glorious complications. Negotiating absent mothers, intense friendships, wanting and fearing being desired, her characters are brought to life with striking wit, originality and tenderness.

'Saba Sams is a fresh new voice in fiction, wry and sharp and raw' EMMA CLINE

A motherless teenage girl, daughter of the town butcher, falls into a relationship with a much older boy, but realises...


Advance Praise

'I was maudlin as each of the intoxicating, bristling stories in Send Nudes ended, wishing I could stay on with the girls within them a little longer. I fell for this stunning collection with a rare, consuming passion' MEGAN NOLAN

'I still remember where I was when I first encountered a Saba Sams story ... A highly perceptive and intelligent writer' NICOLE FLATTERY

'A roiling, raw, gut-punch of a debut collection, best read in one sitting. Sams conveys the suffocation of being and the longing to break free - from parents, partners, children, convention, your own self - in tender, spare prose. I sat motionless for about half an hour after reading them; I can't wait to see what she writes next' PANDORA SYKES

'A seriously impressive debut. Saba Sams digs into the chaos, euphoria and menace of sexual attraction, friendship and family with bravery and wit. The balance her prose strikes between observation and empathy is remarkable, and its rhythms irresistible' CHRIS POWER

'Saba Sams’s writing is dark and glittering. Her collection twists the world on its axis and filters it through an unsettling light. Her precise, wry sentences and sticky, uncompromising characters got beneath my skin' JESSICA ANDREWS, author of SALTWATER

'The stories in Send Nudes are punchy, prompt, assured and streaked with sudden bursts of feeling and tenderness. Saba Sams is a startling and distinct new voice' COLIN BARRETT, author of YOUNG SKINS

'I was maudlin as each of the intoxicating, bristling stories in Send Nudes ended, wishing I could stay on with the girls within them a little longer. I fell for this stunning collection with a rare...


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Arresting. Compelling. Must read.

There's a sharp revelation of emotion with each story, leaving you feeling like you've just tipped over the edge on a rollercoaster, repeatedly. Fantastic writing.

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