The stunning new novel from the Women’s Prize longlisted author of CARELESS
by Kirsty Capes
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Pub Date 16 May 2024 | Archive Date 31 May 2024
Orion Publishing Group, Orion
*Don't miss the searing, dazzling and unforgettable new novel from the Women's Prize longlisted author of CARELESS - pre-order now!*
'Every word has the touch of a genius' BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH
'A pin-sharp, propulsive story' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE
Everyone has heard of Girls.
But what happened to the women they became?
At the time of her death, the press wrote many things about Ingrid Olssen:
She was a brilliant artist. She was a terrible mother to her girls, Mattie and Nora. And that her legacy would live on forever.
Even so, it's unlikely the world will ever see another Ingrid Olssen exhibition - her last request to her daughters was to throw her ashes in the canyon and her paintings in the sea.
But as Mattie and Nora reluctantly embark on an all-or-nothing trip to fulfil her wishes, they start to unpick the painful scars of their past.
And soon they begin to realise that the ties that bound them, might also break them...
Perfect for fans of Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason and Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. GIRLS is as devastating as it is hilarious, as tender and moving as it is shocking - this is a book that will stay with you long after you have turned the final pages.
** EARLY PRAISE FOR GIRLS **
'I knew I'd love GIRLS and I did, but I'm also utterly devastated by it. What a beautiful, rich, expansive novel. It'll be a while before I stop crying. Thank you a million times over' JENNIE GODFREY
'I can't think when I last encountered a story world of this depth and faultless plausibility. Everything about it was perfect: intricate; warm; uncluttered. Blimey, I wish I'd written it' ANSTEY HARRIS
'An extraordinary writer of lives rarely written about [...] in words that are wise, warm, painful and often witty' DALJIT NAGRA
'Phenomenal. I loved it.' KATE SAWYER
'Surprising, heart-breaking and dryly funny, Kirsty Capes is such an exciting talent.' CAROLINE HULSE
'GIRLS puts a lens to the awful things sisters do to one another and the absolute life-changing necessity of a sister's forgiveness.' ABIGAIL BERGSTROM
'Ambitious in form and scope, it covers childhood trauma, art and celebrity culture, the unfathomable bond between sisters, and much more' ELISSA SOAVE
'Unmissable, bold and moving. This is Capes' best novel yet.' SARA JAFARI
'Thoughtful and deeply human, Girls is a masterful take on family at its most complicated' PHOENICIA ROGERSON
'Phenomenal. GIRLS made me laugh, cry, and gave me all the feels in between. I'll be thinking about these characters for a very long time' LISA HALL