Stretchmarks of Sun is informed by the crossing of borders—geographical, historical, formal and subjective. It explores autobiographical fragments drawing on the protagonist’s experience of dislocation and reconnection. It is poetry that draws together strands plucked from different disciplines, ways of knowing and art forms to reveal how home is made out of love and language.
‘Stretchmarks of Sun probes the rhetoric of chance invoked as a symbolic structure. Violent, active, disturbing.’ -- Michael Farrell
About the Author
Dominique Hecq is the author of a novel (The Book of Elsa), three collections of short fiction (Magic, Mythfits and Noisy Blood), and four books of poetry (The Gaze of Silence, Good Grief, Couchgrass and Out of Bounds). Her plays (One Eye Too Many and Cakes & Pains) have been performed in Australia, Belgium and Germany. Her poetry appears in several languages.