Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies, Maddie Mortimer ( paperback March 2023)


Lia has only one child, Iris; her magical, awkward, endlessly creative daughter who has just entered the battleground of her teenage years. Lia and Iris have always been close, but there is a war playing out inside Lia's body, too, and everything is about to change. As she confronts what might be the end, memories of her own childhood and a passionate love affair come rushing into her present, unearthing buried secrets and her family's deepest fears.

But Lia hopes: for more time, for more love, for more Iris. Dancing between voices within Lia's body and without, flitting back and forth in time, this sweeping, dazzling story of a life and what it is to let go marks the arrival of an extraordinary novelist. '


  • Longlisted for the Booker Prize
  • Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize
  • Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year
  • Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize
  • Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

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