Undercurrent: Natasha Carthew

£16.99

Natasha Carthew grew up in rural poverty in Cornwall, battling limited opportunities, precarious resources, escalating property prices, isolation and a community marked by the ravages of inequality. Her world existed alongside the postcard picture Cornwall, where wealth and privilege converged on sandy beaches and expensive second homes. In the rockpools and hedgerows of the natural world, Natasha found solace in the beauty of the landscape, and in the mobile library she found her means of escape. In this book she returns to the cliff-paths of her childhood, determined to make sense of an upbringing shaped by political neglect and a life defined by the beauty of nature. ‘Undercurrent’ is part-memoir, part-investigation, part love-letter to Cornwall.

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‘At times roaring and visceral, in turn gentle and embracing, always driven by hope and determination’ RAYNOR WINN

‘Haunting and powerful’ KATE MOSSE

To grow up in rural poverty is to fight for life before you can walk.

Natasha Carthew was born into a world that sat alongside picture-postcard Cornwall, one where second homes took the sea view of council properties, summer months shifted the course of people’s lives, and wealth converged with poverty on sandy beaches.

In the rockpools and hedgerows of the natural world, Natasha found solace in the beauty of the landscape, and in the mobile library she found her means of escape. In Undercurrent she returns to the cliff paths of her childhood, determined to make sense of an upbringing shaped by political neglect and a life defined by the beauty of nature.

This is a journey through place, and a vivid story of hope, beauty and fierce resilience.

‘Marvellous, moving and mesmerising’ ANITA SETHI

‘A story of queer resistance, of community and of finding your own voice’ DAMIAN BARR

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Weight 0.439 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 15.8 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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