A dark, feminist retelling of The Children of Lir by the author of the multi-award-winningÂ Tangleweed and Brine
‘No-one else writes like Deirdre Sullivan. She is lyrical, poetic and thoroughly intoxicating.’ Juno Dawson, author of Wonderland
‘Unsettling, haunting, and darkly lyrical, Savage Her Reply is a beautiful thing.’ Louise O’Neill, author of After The Silence
A retelling of the favourite Irish fairytale The Children of Lir. AÃ¬fe marries Lir, a chieftain with four children by his previous wife. Jealous of his affection for his children, the witch AÃ¬fe turns them into swans for 900 years.
Retold through the voice of AÃ¬fe, Savage Her Reply is unsettling and dark, feminist and fierce, yet nuanced in its exploration of the guilt of a complex character.
A dark & witchy feminist retelling from the author of Tangleweed and Brine