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.
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 14 Jan 2021
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.6(H) x 15.3(L) x 1.5(W)
Weight (gm): 268
Rebecca Watson is an editorial assistant at the Financial Times. She has been published in the Times Literary Supplement, Granta, The Telegraph, Literary Review, The Spectator and The London Magazine, among others. In 2018, she was shortlisted for The White Review Short Story Prize. A graduate of Oxford University, she was an editor at the Cherwell and was involved in leading the #NotGuilty campaign.