Debut novel from Rachel Trezise, winner of the Orange Futures Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. The story of a brutal childhood in the Welsh Valleys.
Rebecca is trying to grow up fast but the whole world’s against her. She falls in love, gets drunk and takes drugs. There are things she needs to forget. But when writing and books take hold of her life she starts to come up from the bottom.
“Trezise’s debut has plenty of grit... she rants, she sulks, but she remains defiant. You guess immediately that she is a survivor.”
“The power is in what is not said... the use of language economic, inventive and highly evocative.”