Dead Girls

Nancy Lee
Faber Members pay only £9.60 for this title. Sign up for free during checkout to get your discount.
Proceed to Checkout
ISBN 9780571217663 Format Paperback
Published 21/08/2003 Length 304 pages

About Book

Infused with eroticism, poignancy and a deep awareness of the desires, delusions and fears that compel us to do the things we do, Dead Girls was hugely acclaimed on recent publication in Canada. Subtly linked by the background narrative of a serial killer's arrest in Vancouver, these stories inhabit a dark, urban landscape as they journey into the realm of desperate relationships, of power and impulse, emotional wagers and negotiations.

As provocative as it is brilliant, Dead Girls boldly announces an original new voice in contemporary fiction.

'In a clean, impeccable style, Nancy Lee brings to light what too often comes to lie at the core of love. These are moving and gripping stories . . . Read them - and you will wake from a slumber you did not know you were in.' Yann Martel

'Nancy Lee's prose is unflinchingly beautiful. Her narratives, seemingly slight, resound in the mind weeks and months after they are read.' Tobias Hill

  • About Nancy Lee

    Nancy Lee was born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1971, to parents of Chinese and Indian descent. She now lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she is at work on her first novel. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She teaches at the Simon Fraser University Writing and Publishing Program, and is Associate Director of the Booming Ground Writers Community.Dead Girls has already been published in Canada, to huge acclaim:'Dead Girls is among the bravest fictional débuts in recent memory and heralds the arrival of a bold and audacious new voice in Canadian writing.' Quill and Quire'Beautifully penned, intensely moving stories . . . A masterwork of revelation and catharsis . . . What a gift is Nancy Lee. No review can tell you.' Globe and Mail'Lee has written a book that has an unforgettable sense of urgency. Remember the name!' Now (five-star review)'Nancy Lee writes as a young writer should - fearlessly . . . a standout first collection.' Edmonton Journal

    More Info