Jan 29, 2018

'Glue' by Louise Wallwein: Review

"'Glue' is Louise Wallwein's pugnacious self-defence mechanism made therapeutically manifest in words we cannot fail to understand".... 

The auguries of a childhood which beggar belief: cycles of convent, foster and adoptive care abuses both systematic and brutal; few means of escape beyond retreat ; the repeated failure of social services to fulfil its own duty of care - damage, damage, damage.

'Glue' is Louise Wallwein's pugnacious self-defence mechanism made therapeutically manifest in words we cannot fail to understand. 

The cross-section of poems, play excerpts, prose vignettes, and extant social services documents relating, forensically, to the details of a life, eviscerate that life in order to reveal the flesh, blood and beating heart beneath....

 

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By Steve Whitaker, Literary Correspondent, The Yorkshire Times

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