bone

bone

Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of bone written and read by Yrsa Daley-Ward, with a foreword read by Kiese Laymon.

OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

'You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry.'

Raw and stark, the poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's breakthrough collection strip down her reflections on the heart, life, the inner self, coming of age, faith and loss to their essence. They resonate to the core of experience.

'Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. A glorious living thing' Florence Welch
'One of the must-reads of the year' Rohan Silva, Evening Standard

'yrsa daley-ward's 'bone' is a symphony of breaking and mending. an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind - daley-ward is uncannily attentive and in tune to the things beneath life. beneath the skin. beneath the weather of the everyday.' nayyirah waheed. author of salt. and nejma

'Sharing is her form of survival ... A powerful collection of a woman facing tumultuous inner and external battles head on, delivered with a hard-hitting directness, yet with inflections of optimism throughout' i-D Magazine

Reviews

  • Honest, unflinching and unforgettable . . . one of Britain's best writers
    Stormzy

About the author

Yrsa Daley-Ward

Yrsa Daley-Ward is a writer and poet of mixed Jamaican and Nigerian heritage and is the author of The How, bone and The Terrible, the winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize. She splits her time between Brooklyn and London.
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