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  • The Crazy Truth


The Crazy Truth

by Gemma June Howell.

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  • Paperback published on 01/05/2024
  • Page count: 240 pages
  • ISBN: 9781781727522
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A gut-punching tribute to the reality of life in post-industrial south Wales, Gemma June Howell’s debut novel is an authentic portrayal of the intergenerational struggles of working-class communities and one woman’s journey to empowerment.


In 1984, Girlo Wolf is born into a world of pickets and poverty. Life on The Rock is precious, but growing-up is far from easy. Struggling with life-long mental health challenges and the repercussions of childhood trauma, she falls into a dark underworld of sex, drugs and alcohol.

With the stories of her working-class community driving her, she seeks social mobility through education and pursues her dream of becoming a poet. She channels her lived experiences into her writing and soon discovers that her words are a conduit to recovery, survivorhood and empowerment.

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