FAINT by Lucy Dixcart
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FAINT encompasses themes such as maternity, memories of student life, office politics and reflections on beginnings and endings.
'Dust' explores how we exist separately from our known physical selves in a universe of particles, floating in the air around us – our cast-off skin. In 'Lady of the Lake' we see labour and birth through the prism of primeaval dissociation. 'The Man in a Suit Swooped Down' does not take his female work colleague seriously, since she's prone to milking myself in the stationery cupboard but he has his come-uppance when ..
Later I saw him, pinned between the four walls of a police mugshot.
In 'Alumni Picnic' the writer sees herself in the years that have passed as a copy of a copy of a copy.
FAINT conveys its cargo of emotive memories wrapped up in evocative imagery and precisely calculated arrangements of words