A Monster by Violet
I actually held my breath.
(Rachel Genn, author of The Cure)
About A Monster by Violet
Twenty-one-year old Violet Kale has fallen out of love with life. A dissolute figure she drifts along with her friend Lisa (mother of a baby daughter Maria), reluctant to take responsibility for anything except her own pleasure.
When Violet wakes up after a 3-day drug and alcohol binge to the sound of her friend’s baby Maria crying with hunger, on a whim she steals Maria away, heading on a journey to a new land, and seeing in the child a chance of a new future, and a hope for salvation…
A Monster by Violet was longlisted for the 2017 Polari Prize.