A sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape
Cynthia is twenty-one, off-balance, soaked in social media and ennui, and desperately waiting for something, anything, to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. Emptying Cynthia's father's bank account, they run away, Cynthia's dog Snot-head in tow, and head for the coast. There they buy Baby, an old boat docked in a beautiful bay, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of lurid bliss.
As days pass, things begin to unravel, the boat grows ever more claustrophobic, Cynthia's moods ever more chaotic, their money stash becomes depleted and a sequence of strange encounters on an empty island turn their lives in an altogether different direction.
Demented, subversive, disorienting, bilious, Baby is a shocking literary debut.
Scribe Us, 9781947534957, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2019