Review: Bite Your Tongue in Overland

Clare Strahan writing in Overland Literary Magazine, 1 September 2011

‘A remarkable feat’ … ‘brilliantly written, truly chilling and made me cry’

‘In Bite Your Tongue, Professor Francesca Rendle-Short managed to pull-off a remarkable feat: a fictionalised memoir that moves pretty-well-effortlessly between the directly auto-biographical and the lyricism of good fiction……. Intimacy, experienced and yearned-for, is at the heart of this story. The intimacy between a child and her own body, between sisters, between parents, between a mother and her daughter (so painfully drawn in the adult Glory’s fear and longing to kiss her elderly mother’s cheek)…..’

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