Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year Award 2011.
Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 14 Aug 2011.
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.
A startling and deeply affecting, first-person debut and a unique, spirit-soaring story of love against the odds.
The doctors said no more could be done and advised Grace's parents to put her away. On her first day at the Briar Mental Institute, Grace, aged eleven, meets Daniel. Debonair Daniel, an epileptic who can type with his feet, sees a different Grace: someone to share secrets and canoodle with, someone to fight for.
'Startlingly assured, poetic and engaging - GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD introduces a new voice, one which I have no doubt we will be hearing much more of; I read it in two sittings, and am already looking forward to her next work.'
'Mesmerising... an incredible journey through love, loss, bittersweet triumph and disaster'. -- Sunday Herald 'There is tenderness, joy, romance (not to mention inventive sex) and heartbreak. The language is tricksy, the subject disturbing. But this book is energetic, passionate and not easily forgotten.'
'A quirky and clever debut... this is an honest and witty insight into mental illness.'
'Grace's story from child to adult, told to stunning effect. Beautifully written, funny, sad and unforgettable, a love story like no other, it could be your book of the year.'
'far more inspiring than a hundred feel-good tomes'
Independent, Books of the Year
'Grace's romance with Daniel, a debonair epileptic, is tender and convincing; the limber, musical prose peppered with brilliant descriptions...'
Independent on Sunday
Publication date: 06/11/2010
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||6th November 2010|
|Publisher:||Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Emma Henderson ran a ski chalet in France for several years. She now lives in London and this is her first novel.More About Emma Henderson