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Lucy K Shaw 

WOMAN WITH HAT is a 159 page, 26,000 word collection comprised of 28 stories, essays and plays that I wrote for fun in 2022.


It is inspired by the Matisse painting of the same name, but it is not exactly about the painting.


On the back cover, it says, ‘Meditations on conversation & change.’


And undernearth that, there is an embroidery needle and some thread.

One thing I kept thinking about while I was writing it is, what do we talk about once we’re reunited?

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