Flood Paperback / softback
by Clare Shaw
The territory of Clare Shaw's third collection isn't one she chose herself, but one which chose her: the flooded valley and the ruined home.
The 2015 floods in Britain left whole swathes of the country submerged, including her home town.
Flood offers an eye-witness account of those events, from rainfall to rescue, but ripples out from there.
Intimately interwoven with the breakdown of a relationship, flooding serves as a powerful metaphor for wider experiences of loss, destruction and recovery.
Testifying equally to the forces that destroy us and save us, flood runs through the book in different forms - bereavement and trauma, the Savile scandal, life in an asylum.
Yet ultimately, this is a story of one life as it is unravelled and rebuilt, written from the heart and from the North, in a language as dangerous and sustaining as water.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/06/2018
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781780374208
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