THE SHEDDING by Suzanna Slack
150 x 220mm, 194 pages, full colour printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2022
The Shedding is one part in three of the non-sequential memory trilogy with Is This It? & The Poor Children. This book accidentally comes in colour!
A series of meditations on - perhaps - fatherlessness and how to father ourselves: the empty nest and the empty house (again). On sex work, childcare, care for the elderly, the work of adolescence and menopause and loss of memory. On refusals and inabilities to “work” or to “care” or to tell stories, observe rituals.
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