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Joanna Walsh


We are reading English Literature to tell us what England is.

I have never lived in England.

I have lived here all my life.

An English Valley, summer 1988. A girl leaves school to turn 18 in the raw industrial countryside outside a new town.

A polyphonic novel, Seed celebrates the dirty beauty of an untold pre-internet adolescence, of bodies, sexualities, class, environment, fear, joy, and love. Shaped by contemporary terrors (CJD, AIDS, Chernobyl), by the voices of fashion magazines, government warnings, media reports of disasters elsewhere, and the words Ophelia speaks in Hamlet, the narrator's voice is also the voice of the seasons budding, blooming, fruiting, and of human time, of something that grows and blossoms between girl and a womanhood.

Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2021
Publisher: No Alibis Press
Pages: 220
Language: English 
ISBN 13: 9781838108106
ISBN 10: 1838108106

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