J. O. Morgan


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Henningham Family Press
16 July 2021
ISBN: 9781916218635
200 pages

From the publisher

'J. O. Morgan demonstrates the same skills at storytelling and complex world-building in Pupa as he does in his other books. Here too is that same philosophical rigour and absolute control of language. But his particular genius in this work is the creation of a world in which a different human lifecycle shines brilliant light on our own animal rites of passage and ways of being in the world.' Sasha Dugdale

Sal and Megan have the same life choices as everyone – they can remain at their juvenile stage or submit themselves to a precarious transformation. Each afraid of being left behind, they pull one another in conflicting directions.

J. O. Morgan creates a beguilingly simple tale of friendship and loss, an altopia in which everything he changes about humanity makes us more recognisable.