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Delicacy: A Memoir About Cake and Death

by Katy Wix - £9.99  Headline Publishing Group (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781472261205 | ISBN 10: 1472261208

"Painfully raw and incredibly funny"
(Simon Amstell)
From award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix comes Delicacy - a different kind of memoir from an astonishing new voice.
 
Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.
 
The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessions orbited. The 'missing cake' from a lost holiday has never let go. The Bara brith eaten in hospital after a life-altering car crash was as tough as the metal that hit her. The supermarket rock cake was where she 'practised wanting'.
 
Shocking, raw, darkly funny and deeply humane, Katy Wix's exploration of trauma, grief, addiction, love, loss, memory and hope is truly unforgettable.
"I loved this wry melancholy memoir and identified so much. Full of breathtaking intimacy and honesty, ultimately a comfort, this spoonful of wise and funny sugar helps the medicine of maturity go down."
(Alice Lowe)

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