Wild Geese, the debut novel by Soula Emmanuel, is published today in the UK by Footnote Press. Wild Geese will be published in North America by Feminist Press later this year. We are so thrilled for Soula who was chosen out of over 1500 applicants as a mentee on the Madeline Milburn Mentorship Programme 2021.

New home, new name and newly thirty: Phoebe Forde has stepped into emigrant life in Copenhagen with her anxious dog, Dolly. Almost three years into her gender transition, she has learned to move through the world carefully, savouring small moments of joy.

A woman without a past can be anyone she wants – that is, until an unexpected visit from Grace, her first love, brings memories of Dublin and a life she thought she’d left behind.

Over the course of a single weekend, as their old romance kindles something sweet and radically unfamiliar, Grace helps Phoebe to navigate the jagged edges of migration, nostalgia and hope.

You can find your copy here.

Congratulations, Soula!