Borderline — Jenny Morris
When artist, Eve, leaves London to live alone where no one knows her in small-town Shipden on the north Norfolk coast, little does she suspect that the next eighteen months will change everything.
As she writes to and receives emails from her travelling daughter, Jez, Eve’s story unfolds, filtered through her particular perspective, while around her, in the old house converted to flats, strange characters inhabit her new life. People like Hester, the eccentric widow of a once well-known journalist and Amos, a troubled man searching for a wife.
But the quiet life is not what it seems. Eve’s relationship with a local poet, Choker is disturbed when Leo, an actor from her past, finds her. When ex- military-man, Knox, moves in to the house as others leave, her new sense of home is under question. And even in this secluded place, there are those who know more about Eve than she knows herself, like the two old Russian sculptors who can tell her about her unknown father.
Inhabiting this fragile borderline, will Eve be able to make a new life fostering unwanted and troubled children? Will hope win the day in this story of secrets, death, grief, and the bonds that tie mother and daughter?
A compelling debut novel from poet and artist, Jenny Morris.
Jenny Morris writes poems and fiction. Her work has been widely published. After living in many different places in UK and abroad, she settled in Norfolk. Her previous collections are Urban Space, The Sin Eater, Lunatic Moon and Somnambulist. Her pamphlet Keeping Secrets won the Cinnamon Press pamphlet prize. Her poetry collection, Domestic Damage, is also published by Cinnamon Press.