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Homesick

Author(s): Catrina Davies

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Contemporary

Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with four other adults and a child. Working several jobs and never knowing if she could make the rent, she felt like she was breaking apart.

Homesick for the landscape of her childhood, in the far west of Cornwall, Catrina decides to give up the box-room and face her demons. As a child, she saw her family and their security torn apart; now, she resolves to make a tiny, dilapidated shed a home of her own.

With the freedom to write, surf and make music, Catrina rebuilds the shed and, piece by piece, her own sense of self.

This is the story of a personal housing crisis and a country-wide one, grappling with class, economics, mental health and nature.

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