FAINT by Lucy Dixcart
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