'I would like to make things beautiful, but a tawdry and repulsive kind of beauty. A braver sort than people have from birth. Sexy zombies on a bicep. That sort of thing.' Ces longs to be a tattoo artist and embroider skin with beautiful images. But for now she's just trying to reach adulthood without falling apart. Powerful, poetic and disturbing, Needlework is a girl's meditation on her efforts to maintain her bodily and spiritual integrity in the...
Dark, feminist, witchy retellings of traditional fairytales – not for the fainthearted. Written for a teen audience from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings.