Glue (the book) expands on the true-life script of Louise’s first two meetings with her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption. This ‘extended-remix’, features outstanding poems and vivid prose, retelling a childhood shuttled from one carer to another. Clear-eyed, affecting, witty and engaging, Glue is often disturbing but is also ultimately life-affirming.
Louise grew up in care from the age of nine and Glue celebrates both her fierce independence and emotional vulnerability. Poetry, prose and script, supplemented by documents from Louise’s social services file. Also includes a keynote speech given to the Social Work Scotland Annual Conference, at Crieff Hydro, 14th June 2017.