'Smacked and other stories of addiction is an evocative collection of moments showcasing human nature at its weakest and most vulnerable. Hecq’s poetic prose situates the reader firmly into the lives of her characters, taking them along for the ride as she presents each story with an inimitable flair that retains the realities of addiction and dependency. She handles each moment of fixation with a respect and delicacy that are fitting for such weighty themes, while still doing justice to the physical and mental ramifications and side effects of what some might call mere obsession.
'Immerse yourself as each story invites you to slide down the slippery slope of these characters’ most raw and hidden selves.
'Smacked is a moving collection of stories about addiction told with heart-stopping narrative control and emotional resonance.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.