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The Daughter Ship by Boo Trundle
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Jun 27, 2023 | ISBN 9780593317297

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““Polyphonic . . . Wildly imaginative and probing… Like the most successful experimental novels, this one teaches us how to read it. Through the chorus of inner children stuck beneath the surface of Katherine’s consciousness, Trundle illustrates both how adults can disengage from traumatic paths and how these walls can be broken down . . . [her] fearless voice instills faith…You’ll want to start the book again as soon as you finish.” Atticus Review

“Boo Trundle’s novel The Daughter Ship startles in the best of ways, in its inventiveness, in its humor, and in its truths. This powerful debut is one of the year’s best books.”  —David Gutowski, Largehearted Boy

“Wild as stormy water, turbulent as a human heart, The Daughter Ship is a novel like none you’ve ever read before. It tracks the scattered parts of one woman as she fractures and finds herself over her lifetime. Boo Trundle is a deep, dark, far-seeing storyteller, who has written a wholly original and unforgettable debut.” —Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth (National Book Award Finalist)

“This brilliant first novel is about liberation from the past and from whatever keeps us in the past. We circle around it until we glimpse, along with the narrators, the source of this jangly unease—stars, memories, clouds? Marriage, pills, sex? In the end it’s about one moment when we get to say who we are and where we come from and to see it all as golden. Prepare to devour this book.” —Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“This is a stunningly original, compulsively readable, darkly funny, and profoundly moving novel about the emotional cargo women carry in our minds and bodies, and how healing is possible—even from our deepest, darkest secrets.” —Leigh Stein, author of Self Care

“I loved The Daughter Ship, a novel about sexual trauma in which a multiplicity of people are contained within each person, and trace elements of history migrate across generations. This is a witty, clear-eyed, and devastating debut.” —Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick

“I was absolutely hooked, admiring, and delighted at its boldness and magic. I fell over with laughter.” —Pamela Erens, author of The Virgins 

“Like Jesus’ Son in its frenetic energy and storyline, The Daughter Ship taps into a supernatural, transformative power. And it’s FUNNY! Truly darkly hilarious.” —Laura Sims, author of How Can I Help You

“The Daughter Ship endures in your mind, soul, and heart. Through corporeal evocation, vulnerability and humanity, it builds up the reader’s capacity for intensity, until the reaction changes. There’s a tonic in it.” —Christie Henry, director Princeton University Press 

“Inventive . . . intriguing . . . Trundle convincingly portrays her protagonist’s warring inner life.” Publishers Weekly

“Trundle’s book is as cheekily humorous as it is deadly serious, a chaotic performance art piece wearing a novel as a disguise . . . A wildly strange reading experience that disorients and exhilarates in equal measure.” Kirkus Reviews

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