Stitches of Love: Photographing Deceased Neonates
“I take these photographs so she’ll be able to remember the time when she had two heartbeats. Tears bucket down her face.”
*Names have been changed to protect identities
Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of 9 books of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, including the 2016 novel WEEKEND and two prior collections of short fiction. Their memoir was one of the UK Guardian’s Best Books of the Year and a Sunday Times bestseller. They are the two-time winner of Canada's CBC Literary Award for fiction (2003/2014). They have had notables in BASS and BAE (2016).
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