Clare Robertson Moore
The manuscript is contributes to conversations started by; Rachel Cusk, Amy Liptrot, Melissa Broder, Kate Zambreno, Kris Kraus, Sheila Heti, Maggie Nelson, Anne Boyer and Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Is a self-reflexive text paralleling ideas of
artistic development and life-as-art-practice with the deeply personal account of my partner’s diagnosis and death from a rare form of brain tumour. The novel divides itself between urban and rural settings, between care duties and wild places, between the constructs of art, the realities of grief, and the solace of Shetland.
The work finds form through a split self narrative structured in three part vignettes, allowing the reader to share in the disorientation and reorientation of fractured personhood and dissociation from body.