Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Mortimer, Maddie

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

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Named a Best Book of 2022 by Time, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal

Longlisted for the Booker Prize - Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize - Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize - Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize - Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Prize

This lyrical debut novel is at once a passionate coming-of-age story, a meditation on illness and death, and a kaleidoscopic journey through one woman's life--told in part by the malevolent voice of her disease.

Lia, her husband Harry, and their beloved daughter, Iris, are a precisely balanced family of three. With Iris struggling to navigate the social tightrope of early adolescence, their tender home is a much-needed refuge. But when a sudden diagnosis threatens to derail each of their lives, the secrets of Lia's past come rushing into the present, and the world around them begins to transform.

Deftly guided through time, we discover the people who shaped Lia's youth; from her deeply religious mother to her troubled first love. In turn, each will take their place in the shifting landscape of Lia's body; at the center of which dances a gleeful narrator, learning her life from the inside, growing more emboldened by the day.

Pivoting between the domestic and the epic, the comic and the heart-breaking, this astonishing novel unearths the darkness and levity of one woman's life to symphonic effect.

Author: Maddie Mortimer
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 06/28/2022
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.78lbs
Size: 8.19h x 5.62w x 1.09d
ISBN: 9781982181772


Award: Man Booker Prize - Nominee


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 06/13/2022
Booklist 06/01/2022 pg. 30

About the Author
Maddie Mortimer was born in 1996. She received her BA in English literature from the University of Bristol. She lives in London, where she works as a screenwriter and an author. Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is her first novel.

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