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It Was a Dog

Amaryllis Gacioppo

‘She liked to eat until her thighs felt gelatinous and slick with sweat, and her stomach ballooned out, sore and firm as though she had drunk cement that had now set.’

Amaryllis Gacioppo

Amaryllis Gacioppo is an Italian-Australian writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. She is currently writing her first book, a work of memoir, history and travelogue, which explores ideas about cities, homelands and citizenship. It will be published by Bloomsbury in 2022. She lives in Trieste, Italy.

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