'There is tenderness, joy, romance (not to mention inventive sex) and heartbreak. The language is tricksy, the subject disturbing. But this book is energetic, passionate and not easily forgotten.'
'Mesmerising... an incredible journey through love, loss, bittersweet triumph and disaster'.
Grace's story from child to adult, told to stunning effect. Beautifully written, funny, sad and unforgettable, a love story like no other, it could be your book of the year.
A quirky and clever debut... this is an honest and witty insight into mental illness.
'Startlingly assured, poetic and engaging - GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD introduces a new voice, one which I have no doubt we will be hearing much more of; I read it in two sittings, and am already looking forward to her next work.'
'In her protagonist, Grace Williams, debut novelist Emma Henderson has created a complex and compelling character...although Grace can only speak in two-syllable sentences, Henderson's use of first-person narrative reveals her vibrant inner life. The skilfully constructed word-play, repetition and rhythm of Grace's voice are perceptive, poetic and often funny...This dynamic first novel is reassuringly upbeat.'