Daisy Johnson | 'I loved the idea of things, trauma or memory, passing down through the body"

Daisy Johnson | 'I loved the idea of things, trauma or memory, passing down through the body"

"My sister is a black hole. My sister is a tornado. My sister is the end of the line my sister is the locked door my sister is a shot in the dark. My sister is waiting for me.” So begins Daisy Johnson’s extraordinary second novel, Sisters, a short, sharp virtuoso tale of literary horror with a stop-you-in-your-tracks ending that casts the entire novel in a different light.

Sisters begins with an escape. July narrates as she and her older sister September are driven by their mother, Sheela, to a rental house somewhere on the North Yorkshire coast. It seems that they are fleeing their home i...

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