Wild Geese


Literary fiction

UK publication

Footnote Press, 2023

US publication

Feminist Press, 2023



Portuguese (Africa)

Editora Trinta Zero Nove

Press and Reviews

This is one of the most impressive debut novels I've read in years. Emmanuel's prose is shrewd, funny, coy; her genius is glittered throughout this novel.”

The must-read trans book of the summer”

Wild Geese is proof that Soula is the most exciting new voice in Irish writing.”

Emigration and its impact on relationships, particularly youthful romance, is a staple of the Irish novel tradition, yet Wild Geese breaks this classic form, remaking it…”

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Bittersweet and meandering in the best way, this is fiction worth lingering over.”

A lyrical and bittersweet meditation on memory and trans identity set over the course of one weekend… This is one to savour.”

A trans woman confronts her uneasy past when her former girlfriend makes an unexpected visit in Soula Emmanuel’s intimate, provocative Wild Geese. The prose is complex,…”

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Soula Emmanuel's prose is breathtaking: searingly sharp, deliciously funny, profound. Wild Geese is a beautiful and devastating read. An extraordinary debut.”

Wild Geese is an intimate and deeply affecting portrait. Destined to be a classic of migrant literature.”

Wild Geese is heartfelt, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted. Soula Emmanuel is a phenomenal talent.”