25-year-old Frankie is living in Dublin and working parttime
in a public gallery. Increasingly anxious, she abruptly
quits her bedsit to live in her deceased grandmother’s
creaking house in rural Ireland, close to her family.
With an artist’s gift for observation, Frankie recounts the beauty
and the obliteration of the world as the seasons change
around her, from roadkill to kitchen curios, all the while
struggling to understand her place in it.
This tour-de-force follow-up to Spill Simmer Falter
Wither is a celebration of the extraordinary in the every
day, and Baume’s prose elevates the ordinary and finds
inspiration in the strange.