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Little Scratch

Rebecca Watson

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2021

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2021

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.

'Reads like the cinders settling in the air after an explosion... daring and completely readable.' Colin Barrett

'An extremely perceptive depiction of power and agency.' Guardian

'Extraordinary.' New Yorker

Product Details 

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 14th January 2021
Type:
Paperback