A writer revisits her younger life and self. Excellent autobiographical exploration of how class, gender, substance abuse, poor mental health, homelessness, poverty and related issues may intersect and inform each other. Neither sentimental nor sensationalist, but clear and compassionate throughout. Plus, a Proustian moment (involving banana-flavoured vitamin drops) for me. Recommended.
My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.
East Yorkshire-based poet Wilson’s fourth collection: almost 80 short poems on longing and men, on charity shops and bus rides, on doilies and knick-knacks. Charming without stooping to whimsy, a touch melancholic, and both northern and working class.
My own books here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.