Pub Date 04 Oct 2018
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A hauntingly beautiful coming-of-age tale set in the Welsh valleys of the 1970s
Set in a remote valley in Wales, this is 1974, and Tirzah is sixteen, pretty, witty and wise. Brought up in a staunchly religious family, she has lived a sheltered life. But then she meets a boy. As she begins to struggle against the confines of her community, juggling everyone’s expectations and trying to find her own way in the world, life takes an unexpected turn and Tirzah realises that there are many ways to be free.
Drawing on Welsh mythology and with an almost fable-esque quality, Tirzah and the Prince of Crows is an intensely immersive, layered and powerful novel about life choices and the healing power of love.
Praise for Reasons She Goes to the Woods:
‘Exquisite… to be marvelled at.’ Guardian
‘Outstanding… With black humour and heartrending accuracy. Davies is a poet, and this is a poet’s novel in the very best sense — every word is pin-sharp and perfectly in its place’ The Times