Somebody Loves You

£11.99

Ruby gives up talking at a young age. Her mother isn’t always there to notice; she comes and goes and goes and comes, until, one day, she doesn’t. Silence becomes Ruby’s refuge, sheltering her from the weather of her mother’s mental illness and a pressurized suburban atmosphere. Plangent, deft, and sparkling with humour, Somebody Loves You is the fiction debut from Forward Prize-winning poet Mona Arshi, and a moving exploration of how we choose or refuse to tell the stories that shape us.

ISBN: 9781913505165 Author: Arshi, Mona Publisher: And Other Stories Publication Date: 16th November 2021 Imprint: And Other Stories Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 176 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

A teacher asked me a question, andI opened my mouth as a sort of formality but closed it softly, knowing withperfect certainty that nothing would ever come out again. Ruby givesup talking at a young age. Her mother isn’t always there to notice; she comesand goes and goes and comes, until, one day, she doesn’t. Silence becomesRuby’s refuge, sheltering her from the weather of her mother’s mental illnessand a pressurized suburban atmosphere. Plangent,deft, and sparkling with wry humour, SomebodyLoves You is a moving exploration of how we choose or refuse to tell thestories that shape us.

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