Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace delves into the gruesome murder committed by a Welsh girl obsessed with fashion that inspired Emma Donoghue's acclaimed novel, Slammerkin
, published in 2000.
She has previously written Slammerkin
, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
(slam-'r-kin)--recidivist relatives who are often serving time [an obsolete word for a slovenly-dressed woman]
It reclaims the often suppressed history of early lesbians, much in the spirit of her 1996 Ladies and Gentlemen and her novel Slammerkin