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The Story of My Face

The Story of My Face

March 13, 2010
The Story of My face by Kathy Page, jacket image

“I’m waiting for the right person and the right place. When those come together, fit like a key into a lock, then the other person will know it too.” 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 […]

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Comments and Reviews

March 13, 2010
Story of My Face image

Praise for The Story of My Face: “One of the most compelling, unsettling novels I’ve read in ages, which should appeal to fans of classy thrillers and literary fiction alike.” Sarah Waters (Author of Fingersmith) Independent On SundayBooks of the Year. “Natalie’s character is a triumph.. It’s rare to find a book that can not […]

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About Face

March 13, 2010
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The Story of My Face was both easy and difficult to write. It was easy in that Natalie, the main character/narrator, and her story, came to me very forcefully early on in the writing process. I didn’t have too many of the usual writerly doubts. Natalie, albeit vulnerable and needy, has a streak of steely […]

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Excerpt from The Story of My Face

March 13, 2010
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I’m thirteen. I’m wearing my school uniform and I carry a green duffle bag, first properly, with the cord across my chest, then in my hand, grazing the ground, then clasped with both arms to my midriff. It’s a spring afternoon and I’m walking in the Avenues, where bright green borders of grass separate the […]

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