Remittance GirlTuesday, April 28, 2020
|Photograph of Madeleine Morris - Alex Waterhouse-Hayward|
About Remittance Girl
Remittance Girl is the pen name of a Canadian writer who inherited and then squandered the talents of both her mother, the composer, and her father, the writer. She produced her first piece of erotic fiction at the venerable age of 36.
Born in Toronto, Remittance Girl spent her childhood at bullfights and in Catholic churches in Madrid, Spain. Her adolescence passed locked away in a selection of chilly boarding schools in the south of England. In her early twenties, she was a vocalist in a number of alternative bands. These experiences proved to be an excellent recipe for the formation of a rather perverse imagination.
The persona of Remittance Girl was born on the web in 1998 when she moved to Southeast Asia and began writing in earnest. As a perpetual expatriate, her stories often take the point of view of an outsider looking in. They examine eroticism in the face of personal and moral dilemma, and cultural disorientation. The express purpose of the work is to both arouse and disturb, often at the same time.
Remittance Girl's influences are broad in scope: from the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, the novels of Jane Austen and Kobo Abe, the music of Erik Satie and Metallica, to the films of Ridley Scott and the murky deviance of Japanese hardcore animation.
Her short stories have been published in M. Christian & S. Vivant's 'Garden of the Perverse', Lisabet Sarai's 'Cream', Violet Blue's 'Girls on Top', D.L. King's 'The Sweetest Kiss' and M. Jakubowski's upcoming 'Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Vol. 9', among others. Three of her books, 'Gaijin', 'The Waiting Room' and 'The Splinter', are available through Burning Book Press. An anthology of her short stories is available: 'Remittance Girl' from Coming Together Press.
Remittance Girl now lives in a house with a giant mango tree in the garden and a cat named 'seven'. She writes, teaches, and grows orchids.
Sample some of her short stories by visiting her site at www.remittancegirl.com