‘Aardvark author Tracy Farr on her debut novel’ interview

The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt will be published in January 2016 by Aardvark Bureau. In this interview, Tracy Farr speaks about the inspiration behind her debut novel and its unforgettable main character, Lena Gaunt: musican, octogenarian, junkie.

I have a complicated relationship with the sea…unlike Lena, I find the sea magnetic and sustaining from a distance, or as a notion, rather than needing to be immersed in it. It features in a lot of my writing, almost to the point of obsession; perhaps I am writing the ocean to tame it, or simply to understand it.