Eleanor Penny’s Mercy celebrates and shuttles between the visceral and vulnerable, the cruel and and the kind. It attends to the assumptions we may make about the civilised self, assumptions all too often proven hollow or insubstantial in times of crisis. Mercy is a dizzying yet finely orchestrated menagerie of dark fairytale, biblical allusion and metamorphosis, anchored by a sense of something intimate in every bright detail. A highly anticipated debut.
Date: 1st July 2021
Extent: 34 pp