Meredith Miller's Little Wrecks Out This Month!

Innocence is about to go up in flames.


It's Spring 1979 on the north shore of Long Island.  

Magdalene's mother has run off to Mexico and Isabel's mom has been hiding behind the couch for two days.  Ruth is talking to spirits and six-year-old Henry is missing. Three girls come of age in a world made of poetry and violence, trying to figure out who is sane and what is real.  

Will they be able to hang on to themselves, and each other, until summer comes?

Darkly atmospheric and brutally honest, Little Wrecks depicts girls becoming women in a society that devalues both.
— Mindy McGinnis, author of Female of the Species
Darkly thought-provoking reflections on modern gender politics.
— Kirkus Reviews

Meredith Miller is a lecturer on our Creative Writing courses, and is herself a native of Long Island. 

Her style has been described as "lyrical, character-driven" and "gritty" by some, "darkly thought-provoking" by others.

Those who know her, or have been lucky enough to be taught by her, will find such descriptions unsurprising.



Little Wrecks is published by HarperCollins, and will be available from 13 June. For more background on the novel and a soundtrack in the form of a Little Wrecks playlist, check out Meredith's blog.