Fresh from the UK, Emma thinks she has fallen in love with a place, a person, and pursues the man of her dreams with a colonial zeal. But for all her poetic sensibilities, she seems unaware of the destruction she is capable of leaving in her wake.
A beautifully written first novel, Foreign Bodies explores the spaces between people, and the nature of encounters in romantic idylls on the other side of the world.
"Thoughful and understated, Neubert's first novel tackles the chasm between the first and third worlds well, examining the post-colonial landscape sensitively and with a deft hand."
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Candy Neubert lived in South Africa from 1990-1996, which much influenced her writing, and where she was first published: Zen Frog. She has also had poems published in The Rialto, the Shop, Poetry Review, Poetry London, the TLS, The North. Her short stories have been broadcast on Radio 4.