GIRLHOOD

March 30, 2021
Available for Preorder Now

“Melissa Febos is part poet, part theorist, and all writer. In this lyrical, searching, profound, and personal collection, Febos examines childhood, femaleness, and love in its many forms with a sensuous ferocity that is all her own.”

                  —Ariel Levy

“In this book, Febos proves herself to be one of the great documenters of the terrible and exquisite depths of girlhood.  These essays are moss and iron—hard and beautiful—and struck through with Febos’ signature brilliance and power and grace. An essential, heartbreaking project."

                   —Carmen Maria Machado

“A fuck-all guide to resilience and reclamation, a breathtaking reimagination of who we might be in spite of what we've been told. Girlhood will bring you back to life.”

                   —Lidia Yuknavitch

“Girlhood is an exquisite collection. In lapidary, lucid prose, Melissa Febos dissects the traumas, terrors, and pleasures of the fraught passage from girl to woman. Febos’s insight is devastating, the examinations of her world – from the female body, queerness, consent, slut-shaming, and intimacy – are rigorous and compassionate. This is a book for mothers, daughters, and our deepest selves, a true light in the dark.”

           —Stephanie Danler

 
Photo by Beowulf Sheehan
 
 

Events

July 19-26

Tin House Summer Workshop

August 17

 

Book launch for TOMBOYLAND

with Melissa Faliveno

 

Contact

For Girlhood inquiries, Emily Fisher: Emily.Fisher [at] bloomsbury.com

 

For bookings: Elaine Trevorrow, at EMT Agency: Elaine [at] emtagency.net

Melissa’s agent, Ethan Bassoff, at Ross Yoon Agency: Ethan [at] RossYoon.com

Melissa: melissafebos [at] gmail.com

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