The Story of My Face
“A marvellously well-crafted book, subtle and measured yet with the powerful tug of deep and dangerous water…” Sarah Waters.
The Story of My Face is the story of Natalie Baron, a teenage girl adrift in the world and looking for someone or something to latch on to. Her seemingly innocent involvement with Barbara Hern and her family, followers of an extreme protestant sect, leads to the revelation of a long-kept secret and a devastating series of events which change not only her face but also the course of her life. The Story of My Face is both a stunning psychological thriller and the archaeology of an accident which shaped a life.
The Story of my Face was long-listed for the 2002 Orange Prize .
First published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2002, hbk, and Phoenix, 2003, pbk. Reissued by Biblioasis August 2019.