*Includes the winner of the 2021 BBC National Short Story Award*
‘Smart, nuanced and sometimes heart-stopping.’ Anne Enright
‘Eleven perfect stories.’ Irish Independent
‘Glorious.’ The Times
‘My FAVE collection ever.’ Pandora Sykes
In eleven stories, Intimacies exquisitely charts the steps and missteps of young women trying to find their place in the world. From a Belfast student ordering illegal drugs online to end an unwanted pregnancy to a young mother’s brush with mortality, and from a Christmas Eve walking the city centre streets when everything seems possible, to a night flight from Canada which could change a life irrevocably, these are stories of love, loss and exile, of new beginnings and lives lived away from ‘home’.
‘Embedded in these stories are exquisite, often moving descriptions where everyday moments mix with the monumental.’ Financial Times