Falling is Like Flying

Manon Uphoff, Sam Garrett

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Pushkin Press

Published: 1st Jul '21


The darkly beautiful autobiographical story of a childhood spent in the shadow of a domineering, abusive father.

Have your books hand wrapped in our bespoke packaging with our kite sticker to tie it all together.

SKU: 9781782277033

Categories: ,


This is a story she never wanted to tell, but in the end she had no choice. When her older sister dies at the age of sixty-nine, it brings back a past the author thought she had left behind. Incensed, she delves back into her childhood, recreating the abusive world that she grew up in, ruled over by her tyrannical father, The Minotaur. In a narrative by turns shockingly dark and strangely beautiful, she retraces her path through the phantasmagorical labyrinth, bringing a tale of silent trauma to a triumphant, raucous conclusion. Falling is Like Flying is an extraordinary autobiographical story of abuse and resilience, a literary triumph that reminds us what language is capable of.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 192