little scratch

by Rebecca Watson

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

little scratch Synopsis

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. 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571356584
Publication date: 14th January 2021
Author: Rebecca Watson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Primary Genre Literary Fiction
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Rebecca Watson Press Reviews

'Wry, funny and heartbreaking.' Sophie Mackintosh

'little scratch is a story that is urgent. It is a story that needs to be told.' Meena Kandasamy

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

'little scratch is a little miracle... impossible to read it and not wish there were more books like it.' Alan Trotter

'Confident and vital... little scratch is an absolute gift.' Naoise Dolan

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ISBN: 9780571356591
Publication date: 13/01/2022
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571356584
Publication date: 14/01/2021
Format: Paperback

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