Little Scratch

Watson, Rebecca

£12.99 

*** Observer 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2021 ***
'An extremely perceptive depiction of power and agency.' Guardian
little scratch tells the story of a day in the life of an unnamed woman, living in a lower-case world of demarcated fridge shelves and office politics; clock-watching and WhatsApp notifications. In a voice that is fiercely wry, touchingly delicate and increasingly neurotic, the protagonist relays what it takes to get through the quotidian detail of that single trajectory - from morning to night - while processing recent sexual violence. little scratch is about the coexistence of monotony with our waking, intelligent lives.

It is a powerful evocation of how the external and internal aspects of our lives exist in a helix, and what it means to live out the course of a single day consumed by trauma.
'little scratch is a story that is urgent. It is a story that needs to be told.' Meena Kandasamy

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