Sue Wootton is an award-winning poet and fiction writer with a background as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist. Her prizes include winning the Aoraki Literary Awards for both poetry and fiction, and second place in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Her combined interests inform her current PhD studies at Otago University and a blog she co-edits called Corpus, both of which explore the nexus between creative work and medicine. This is her first novel.
With a poet's eye for detail and an ear fine-tuned for language, Sue Wootton reveals the light within the deep core of familial love. Finely constructed, moving and gently optimistic, Strip is a thoughtprovoking meditation on the unexpected twists of promises kept, the weight of unintended consequences, and the courage and ultimate strength that comes from simply forging on. -- Laurence Fearnley