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Memoirs

The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award winning author of Nobody Told Me

From Finnish mermaids and soppy otters to Kellogg's anti-masturbation pants and our cultural queasiness around the sound of the word 'vulva', Slug is a book which holds a mirror up to the world, past and present, through Hollie's driving, funny, beautiful poetry and prose. Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the tangle in-between.

Praise for Hollie McNish:

'Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings, and her prose is warm and conversational, like speaking to a friend' Observer

'She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love' Kae Tempest

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Praise for Slug

  • I've loved her work for years

  • Hollie's poems are deep and delicate. They move across you in a way that's so gentle you almost don't realise how they've gone straight for the gut till you're thinking of them, by accident, days later. She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love

  • Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings, and her prose is warm and conversational, like speaking to a friend - Observer

  • Provides beautifully written solidarity - Independent

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