But Emin, tortured by his fierce urges to control and possess women, has other ideas. Brenda finds herself seduced into a dark, treacherous underworld full of secrets and taboos. As an unexpected consequence, Brenda is given the freedom to explore her buried desires and rediscover her true self.
Hey Boys, She’s Got A Gash and Other Tales of Gods is the retelling of a powerful awakening, ignited by the rapture of total intimacy, and the discovery of something that was hiding beneath the surface all along. Told through narrative, text messages, and emails, you will feel as if you’ve picked up someone’s phone and you’re reading their private messages.
Isabella Lawson lays her soul bare in this intense and beautiful memoir. Lawson’s life is rich in experience, she’s pretty much tried everything and built an anthology that she articulates with bold poetic prose. Maintaining a hopeful outlook without blame or regret she shines a spotlight on conservative Australia in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, the harsh values and gender repression and expectation. Her forbidden love affair with Emin, relayed through a series of intimate text messages and email, provides an insight into her deep desire to be loved and the lengths that anyone might go to for love.
Lawson’s memoir is a masterfully crafted page turner with a completely satisfying ending that makes you realise someone’s real life doesn’t end on the last page of a book.