Shortlisted for the Encore Award Longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction Pearl can be very, very good. More often she is very, very bad. But she's just a child, a mystery to all who kw her. A little girl who has her own secret reasons for escaping to the nearby woods. What might those reasons be? And how can she feel so at home in the dark, sinister, sensual woods, a wonder of secrets and mystery? Told in vignettes across Pearl's childhood years, Reasons She Goes To The Woods is a nervy but lyrical vel about a rmal girl growing up, doing the rmal things little girls do.
Deborah Kay Davies won the Wales Book of the Year 2009 award with her first work of fiction, the short story collection Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful. When her debut novel, True Things About Me, came out in 2010, she was selected by BBC TV as one of the 12 best new British novelists. And when the novel was published in New York in 2011, Lionel Shriver chose it as her personal book of the year. She lives in Cardiff.
Deborah Kay Davies
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General & Literary Fiction
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illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)