"Fruitcake" brings together four poem sequences about motherhood by 'this brilliant lyricist of human darkness' (Fiona Sampson). "Bougainvillae" explores love and having a mother. "Nylon" is about happiness, and not having or being a mother.
Then "Bunker Sacks" brings grace but also the shock of being a young mother.
Finally, "Grunter" shows the impact of Asperger's syndrome on both mother and child.
Like all of Selima Hill's books, "Fruitcake" charts 'extreme experience with a dazzling excess' (Deryn Rees-Jones), with startling humor and surprising combinations of homely and outlandish.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/05/2009
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781852248482