After Sappho – Signed Copy

Selby Wynn Schwartz

ISBN: 9781472631930S

£9.99

Signed paperback copy of After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz

Hand signed by Selby Wynn Schwartz to the title page

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

NB We are expecting to receive signed stock w/c 15th August 2022. All pre orders will be dispatched on or around this date

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Description

It’s 1895. Amid laundry and bruises, Rina Pierangeli Faccio gives birth to the child of the man who raped her – and who she has also been forced to marry. Unbroken, she determines to change her name; and her life, alongside it.

1902. Romaine Brooks sails for Capri. She has barely enough money for the ferry, nothing for lunch; her paintbrushes are bald and clotted… but she is sure she can sell a painting – and is fervent in her belief that the island is detached from all fates she has previously suffered.

In 1923, Virginia Woolf writes: ‘I want to make life fuller – and fuller.’

Told in a series of cascading vignettes, featuring a multitude of voices, After Sappho is Selby Wynn Schwartz’s joyous reimagining of the lives of a brilliant group of feminists, sapphists, artists and writers in the late 19th and early 20th century as they battle for control over their lives; for liberation and for justice. Sarah Bernhard – Colette – Eleanora Duse – Lina Poletti – Josephine Baker – Virginia Woolf… these are just a few of the women (some famous, others hitherto unsung) sharing the pages of a novel as fierce as it is luminous.

Lush and poetic; furious and funny; in After Sappho, Selby Wynn Schwartz has created a novel that celebrates the women and trailblazers of the past and also offers hope for our present, and our futures.

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Format
Publisher Galley Beggar Press
Published 15/07/2022
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