They Shut Me Up [hardcover] by Tracy Fahey
CATEGORY Part Horror, Part Feminist Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE September 2023
COVER ART Christine Clevercrow
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-80394-321-3 [£18]
100 JHC signed by Tracey Fahey — ISBN 978-1-80394-320-6 [£25]
“Life is tough. And then there's The Change...
A woman, ignored and invisible, starts to discover her voice. But who—or what—is speaking though her?
Part body-horror, part feminist fiction, They Shut Me Up poses the question: how can we retell historic female narratives?
"In reclaiming the tale of an Irish “witch,” Tracy Fahey writes about stories—the ones we tell ourselves and the ones others tell about us. Steeped in Irish history and myth and suffused with women's rage, They Shut Me Up is a luminous recounting of how unearthing the past can liberate us in the present." Lynda E. Rucker (The Moon Will Look Strange, Now It’s Dark) —Lynda E. Rucker (The Moon Will Look Strange, Now It’s Dark)
"This is a glorious feminist revisionism of how powerful older women are seen in folklore. Tracy Fahey gives voice to the silenced and it's a battle cry." —Priya Sharma, author of Ormeshadow and Pomegranates.
Tracy Fahey is an Irish writer, twice shortlisted for Best Collection at the British Fantasy Awards in 2017 and 2022. Her short fiction is published in over forty American, British, Australian and Irish anthologies. She holds a PhD on the Gothic in visual arts; her non-fiction work on the uncanny and folklore is published in Irish, English, Italian, Dutch and Australian edited collections. Fahey’s writing is supported by residencies in Ireland and Greece and funded by Grants Under The Arts and an Individual Arts Bursary. In 2022 she was awarded Saari Fellow status for 2023 by the Kone Foundation, Finland.