Memories of acutely illuminated moments permeate these stories and poems, moments redolent with feeling that unfold into experiences of loss and learning. Beautifully written, each piece reflects on the evolving body as it goes through childhood, adolescence, motherhood and old age, as it confronts divorce and death as well as love and birth. Evocative, astute, both wry and movingly elegiac, this collection comes from a talented new writer.
Winner of the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Competition 2004, Tracey Slaughter is a new writer who lives in Thames. She teaches English at university level.