My Other Spruce & Maple Self - Published January 30th 2021
"Early on you are assailed by an image so potently repellent, so graphically horrible that it squats in your brain and refuses to be dislodged." Jonathan Meades
"Susan Finlay has a staggeringly beautiful prose style that belies a devastating viciousness. And, what's more, she knows how to tell a story." Anouchka Grose
"Horrifyingly brilliant work." The Manchester Review of Books.
June 2016, and world famous cellist and former "sexiest classical musician" Allegra Le Clef is suffering from a compound wrist fracture. Europe also crumbles...
Shocking and camp - and shockingly camp - My Other Spruce and Maple Self is nevertheless a profoundly sad book about a woman unable to come to terms with her own declining status, as well as that of the West.