We’ve kicked off Grattan Street Shorts with Emma Marie Jones’s wonderful book, Something to Be Tiptoed Around, which is now available here. Our resident expert tells us it’s an experimental autobiography, which sounds daunting, and hardly begins to describe the entrancing quality of the writing.

‘When you are a writer and a sore little piece of yourself breaks off and crystallises, you name it and you write a world for it and it becomes a story…

In this stunning experimental mix of memoir and fictocriticism, Emma Marie Jones unravels the sinuous complexities of grief, loss, memory and femininity. Drawing on elements of Greek mythology and literary theory in ways that are surprising and imaginative, Something To Be Tiptoed Around is both deeply affecting and utterly human.

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$12.95 (incl. GST)
Format: PB
Extent: 104
ISBN: 9780987625304
Release date: 24 May 2017