A teacher asked me a question, and
I opened my mouth as a sort of formality but closed it softly, knowing with
perfect certainty that nothing would ever come out again.
up talking at a young age. Her mother isn’t always there to notice; she comes
and goes and goes and comes, until, one day, she doesn’t. Silence becomes
Ruby’s refuge, sheltering her from the weather of her mother’s mental illness
and a pressurized suburban atmosphere.
deft, and sparkling with wry humour, Somebody
is a moving exploration of how we choose or refuse to tell the
stories that shape us.