Author: Rebecca Watson
About the book:
little scratch tells the story of a day in the life of an unnamed woman, living in a lower-case world of demarcated fridge shelves and office politics; clock-watching and WhatsApp notifications. In a voice that is fiercely wry, touchingly delicate and increasingly neurotic, the protagonist relays what it takes to get through the quotidian detail of that single trajectory - from morning to night - while processing recent sexual violence.
little scratch is about the coexistence of monotony with our waking, intelligent lives. It is a powerful evocation of how the external and internal aspects of our lives exist in a helix, and what it means to live out the course of a single day consumed by trauma.
About the author:
Rebecca Watson is the author of little scratch. She writes for publications including The Times Literary Supplement, Granta and the Guardian. She is part-time Assistant Arts Editor at the Financial Times. In 2018 she was short-listed for the White Review Short Story Prize.