‘spill simmer falter wither,’ the debut novel by irish author, sara baume
is a devastating, and at the same time, beautiful, ode to empathy, to humanity and to the outliers of the world.
this is not your usual story of a man and his dog.
instead, it’s a 200+ page lyrical poem, with a lot of dark moments, and a few glimpses of light.
as it moves through the seasons, you will come to understand what led them to become who they are.
this is the story of a person and an animal
who most people would pass by without giving them a second thought.
after reading this book, i cannot stop thinking about them.
“i realise that you were not born with a predetermined capacity for wonder, as i’d believed.
i realise that you fed it up yourself from tiny pieces of the world.
i realise it’s up to me to follow your example and nurture my own wonder, morsel by morsel by morsel.”
― sara baume
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