'Full of shocking beauty' - Helen Garner
The 13 stories in this debut collection showcase a writing that is deeply personal, strikingly feminine, heartbreakingly beautiful, at times fearless and confronting, and frequently hilarious.
Whether tackling a troubled marriage using an action figure of Sigmund Freud, celebrating the apparent triumph of weight loss or coping with the stresses of balancing a career with motherhood, the joys and frustrations of our lives are laid bare.
Karen Hitchcock's often painfully honest observations are balanced by a wry humour and sharp wit. And with stories encompassing growing up, love, betrayal, sex, marriage, self-image, and our relationships with family, friends and food, there are few women (and the odd man) who will not recognise themselves in these tales.