Touchy Subjects is about things that make people wince: taboos, controversies, secrets, and lies. Some of the events that characters crash into are grand, tragic ones: miscarriage, overdose, missing persons. Other topics, like religion and money, are not inherently taboo, but they can cause acute discomfort because people disagree so vehemently.
These stories are about the spectrum of feeling that runs from awkwardness through embarrassment to shame.
©2006 Emma Donoghue (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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