'Domestic Affairs' is a charming yet cutting snapshot of home life in contemporary Britain - a bittersweet reflection on ordinary people in uninspiring places.
Part joyous ode, part acerbic rant, this enjoyable collection of 46 throwaway poems from Kevin Owers takes unashamed delight in its catchy hooks, pun-laden rhymes and playful ambiguity.
The author draws on his own experiences and observations of the world around him in a light, accessible debut, which is jam-packed with wordplay, stereotypes and cultural references. Featuring author illustrations.
"Journey into the heart of the English city, where aspiration and disillusionment go hand in hand. The locals muddle along in jaded centres and featureless suburbs, searching for meaning in their activities, relationships and physical environment.
Contentment is there for the taking, but can there ever be happy endings for the bored, flawed and disenchanted? While the cat's away..."
Published: 2 December 2016