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Girls Who Get Taken 
Short Story Collection
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You know three things about girls who get taken. They are broken. They come from bad homes. They are not you. 

“A really striking collection of short stories … told in a heightened and unusual way. I was really excited by the writer’s voice.” – Amy Liptrot, Northern Debut Award judge

Girls Who Get Taken is a collection in which the seemingly ordinary worlds of women’s lives are subverted, disordered and disrupted by the characters who are contained – or refuse to be – within them.

Although each story in the collection considers a different character, unifying themes run throughout: fear of growing up, inability to fit in with the world, women’s relationships with their bodies, an unwillingness to accept ourselves or our lives as they really are.

A selection of these stories made up my submission to the 2020 Northern Writer’s Awards and I was thrilled to receive a Northern Debut Award from New Writing North.

The collection is complete, currently unpublished and in the hands of my agent, Laura Williams

You can listen to my playlist for this work here.

Originally posted 2018-06-04 15:19:29.

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