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  • Published: 13 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473566781
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Sisters




The electrifying new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Everything Under

'Daisy Johnson is the demon offspring of Shirley Jackson and Stephen King' OBSERVER'Exhilarating ... Masterful' EVENING STANDARD'A book less likely to chew you up than screw you up' THE TIMES'A tour-de-force'GUARDIAN'A gothic masterpiece. You can't stop reading' i NEWSSomething unspeakable has happened to sisters July and September.Desperate for a fresh start, their mother Sheela moves them across the country to an old family house that has a troubled life of its own. Noises come from behind the walls. Lights flicker of their own accord. Sleep feels impossible, dreams are endless.In their new, unsettling surroundings, July finds that the fierce bond she's always had with September - forged with a blood promise when they were children - is beginning to change in ways she cannot understand.Taut, transfixing and profoundly moving, Sisters explodes with the fury and joy of adolescence. It is a story of sibling love and sibling envy that fans of Shirley Jackson and Stephen King will devour.'Daisy Johnson is one of the best writers in this country ... an astonishing stylist. Sisters is a thumping good book, haunting, visceral and potent.' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers'This is a book that makes you remember why you first fell in love with reading. I was haunted by it.' Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock'A blistering read. An exquisitely rendered exploration of sibling love and rivalry that rattles the core.' Irenosen Okojie, author of Nudibranch'I LOVE THIS BOOK! Explosive, dark, weird and utterly compelling... There are few writers as talented as Daisy Johnson.' Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory

  • Published: 13 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473566781
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Daisy Johnson

Daisy Johnson was born in 1990. Her debut short-story collection, Fen, was published in 2016. In 2018 she became the youngest author ever to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize with her debut novel Everything Under. She is the winner of the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize, the A. M. Heath Prize and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She currently lives in Oxford by the river.

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Praise for Sisters

A short, sharp explosion of a gothic thriller whose tension ratchets up and up to an ending of extraordinary lyricism and virtuosity.

Alex Preston, Observer *Fiction to Look Out for in 2020*

Daisy Johnson is an enchantress who can turn the day into night and back again in a sentence. I love her prose so much, and this book was the sibling love-and-horror story of my dreams and nightmares.

Karen Russell, author of Orange World

This is a book that makes you remember why you first fell in love with reading. I was haunted by it. Utterly unique.

Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock

Daisy Johnson is one of the best writers in this country ... an astonishing stylist. Sisters is a thumping good book, haunting, visceral and potent.

Max Porter, author of Grief Is The Thing With Feathers

A taut, disturbing, and brilliantly written psychological drama of the first order. You'll read for the quality of the prose, but also the amazing depth of characterization and mystery. Another great book from one of our finest writers.

Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation

A blistering read. An exquisitely rendered exploration of sibling love and rivalry that rattles the core.

Irenosen Okojie, author of Nudibranch

Sisters has a hot, dark energy that thrums beneath the language like blood. Daisy Johnson’s portrayal of female relationships is sticky, close and true. It will seep into your skin and linger in your bones.

Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater

Johnson’s Sisters is haunted in the fullest sense; its very sentences governed by a sinister, spectral force. This is a novel we don’t so much read as wade through with our hands outstretched and our eyes clamped shut, holding our breath 'til morning.

Sue Rainsford, author of Follow Me to the Ground

Sisters is brilliant. Bold and tender. There is a physicality to its spell, muttered sometimes, sometimes screamed: we can empty of ourselves and become an object, while objects can flush with life. Daisy Johnson is a profound writer.

Cynan Jones, author of The Dig

A beautiful, burning, disquieting marvel.

Megan Hunter, author of The Harpy

Very much for the gothic lovers amongst us and those that crave psychological suspense… [Sisters] has been compared to the likes of Shirley Jackson and Daphne du Maurier… This weaving of women’s bodies, sex, sisterhood with the physical world reminded me a lot of surrealist works by the likes of Dorothea Tanning and Frida Kahlo. Intriguing and a novel that stands out in its originality.

Victoria Sadler

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