Blueberries: Essays Concerning Understanding

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Scribe UK, Apr 3, 2020 - Literary Collections - 240 pages

'I mean who cares about opinions, gossip, whatever, when bodies are so vulnerable, in search only of love and breath.'

The body frequently escapes her, but is always very much present in these compellingly vivid, clear-eyed essays on an embodied self in flight through the world, from the brilliant young writer Ellena Savage.

In Portuguese police stations and Portland college campuses, in suburban Melbourne libraries and wintry Berlin apartments, Savage shows bodies in pain and in love, bodies at work and at rest.

She circles back to scenes of crimes or near-crimes, to lovers or near-lovers, to turn over the stones, re-read the paperwork, check the deeds, approach from another angle altogether. These essays traverse cities and spaces, bodies and histories, moving through forms and modes to find a closer kind of truth. Blueberriesis ripe with acid, promise, and sweetness.

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Ellena Savage's debut collection of essays, Blueberries, is a breathtaking interrogation of the self in the world; the self within structures of power and oppression. Each essay examines a memory, a ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Ellena Savage is an Australina author of But with Blood, which made the shortlist for Hachette Australia's inaugural Richell Prize that is run in partnership with the Emerging Writers┐ Festival and the Guardian.

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