by George Parker
“Oh, if the trees could lick their lips…”
Telling the story of Laela, a young girl haunted by dreams of a sinister skeletal tree, this richly rewarding novel explores the complex motivations of family and the responsibility that comes with growing up. Alongside the dark and gripping narrative, Twisted Roots also weaves important messages about disability and mental health.
A. G. Parker is a London-based writer, performer, editor, and disability consultant, who has been published in Mslexia, The F-Word, Financial Times, Human/Kind Press, Arachne Press, and Aeva Magazine. They are a Best of the Net-nominated poet, a workshop facilitator, and the co-founder of Queer Stage Revolution. A. G. Parker is also the host of A. G. Parker’s Cabinet of Curiosities podcast and Cabaret of Curiosities and an editor for Angeprangert! Spoken Word, as well as the co-host of Rebel Riot Poetry. In 2022, they were crowned Disabled and Queer Artist of the Year with their comedic-political spoken word drag act, George the Dragon.