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A.K. Blakemore, 7 June 2018

... my sex enter breakfast truck, the bluebottles performing obsequies to marbled bacon enter girl with manacles. enter so damn adorable. he likes small fuckdoll. girl who looks plaintively at porcelain salt and pepper shakers shaped like kittens sleeping, intertwined. enter desolation beside a pinstripe spider-plant enter knowing how to dress your pear-shape history history, and after you follow, with a bucket and a mop – or words to that effect ...

Can I not be both?

Lola Seaton: On A.K. Blakemore, 22 February 2024

The Glutton 
by A.K. Blakemore.
Granta, 336 pp., £14.99, September 2023, 978 1 78378 919 1
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... The narrator​ of A.K. Blakemore’s first novel, The Manningtree Witches (2021), is a 19-year-old woman called Rebecca West. She lives with her tough, rowdy mother, the Beldam West, and their cat, Vinegar Tom, in a cramped cottage on the outskirts of Manningtree, a small port town in north Essex where the Stour widens into an estuary ...

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