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Send Nudes

UK Publisher: Bloomsbury

In ten dazzling stories, Saba Sams dives into the world of girlhood and immerses us in its contradictions and complexities: growing up too quickly, yet not quickly enough; taking possession of what one can, while being taken possession of; succumbing to societal pressure but also orchestrating that pressure. These young women are feral yet attentive, fierce yet vulnerable, exploited yet exploitative.

Threading between clubs at closing time, pub toilets, drenched music festivals and beach holidays, these unforgettable short stories deftly chart the treacherous terrain of growing up – of intense friendships, of ambivalent mothers, of uneasily blended families, and of learning to truly live in your own body.

With striking wit, originality and tenderness, Send Nudes celebrates the small victories in a world that tries to claim each young woman as its own.


**A Sunday Times Paperback of the Year**
**A Granta Best of Young British Novelist**
**Winner of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2022**
**Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2022**
**Shortlisted for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2023**


‘An exhilarating debut’ GUARDIAN

Saba Sams is a fiction writer based in London. Her stories have appeared in The Stinging Fly and The Tangerine. She...