by Sierra Ernesto Xavier
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Pub Date 26 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 14 Nov 2023
Grosvenor House Publishing, Literally PR Ltd.
Sensually charged and ambiguously romantic this novel examines how a courageous relationship can be formed and fought for by two unnamed characters.
She has scoliosis. He has facial disfigurement. Both have experienced cruelty and rejection as they move through the world.
They wrestle for a private shared space, away from a world that has condemned them for being in their bodies, to try and forge a relationship, almost losing themselves when they confront their personal demons and challenge the distorted perception thrust upon them.
From the physical landscape of their bodies to the visceral unravelling, marred by fear, they dig deep to comprehend the obstacles in their way, discovering a new set of truths which emerge from their bodies as they move closer together.
"Distortion could be the most daringly original and breathtakingly powerful work of literary fiction to emerge in recent years. Highly recommended." - Chris Riches, Daily Express
“A literary masterpiece of restraint and intimacy that breaks down barriers to reconnect readers with the vulnerable mind and beating heart of humanity." - Richard Moriarty, The Sun
“Let's face it, literary fiction can be pretentious, impenetrable, and hard to read. But Distortion is none of those things - it's literary fiction without the smug factor. In fact, it could be a game changer in this genre." - Jonathan Ward (Deputy Editor), Daily Star Sunday