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Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

by Maddie Mortimer

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Published 31st March 2022, 448 pages
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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022
Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2022

‘Original, memorable, shimmering’ - Sarah Moss

‘Extraordinary, kaleidoscopic’ - Daisy Johnson
‘Restlessly inventive … delicate and persuasive’ - The Guardian

Something gleeful and malevolent is moving in Lia’s body, learning her life from the inside out. A shape-shifter. A disaster tourist. It’s travelling down the banks of her canals. It’s spreading.

When a sudden diagnosis upends Lia’s world, the boundaries between her past and her present begin to collapse. Deeply buried secrets stir awake. As the voice prowling in Lia takes hold of her story, and the landscape around becomes indistinguishable from the one within, Lia and her family are faced with some of the hardest questions of all: how can we move on from the events that have shaped us, when our bodies harbour everything? And what does it mean to die with grace, when you’re simply not ready to let go?

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is a story of coming-of-age at the end of a life. Utterly heart-breaking yet darkly funny, Maddie Mortimer’s astonishing debut is a symphonic journey through one woman’s body: a wild and lyrical celebration of desire, forgiveness, and the darkness within us all.

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Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022
by Maddie Mortimer

ISBN
9781529069365

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
March 31, 2022

Dimensions
21.6cm x 13.5cm x 3.6cm

Page count
448 pages