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Book Review: The Gravity Inside Us by Chloe Frayne

Updated: Sep 23, 2022

Chloe Frayne is an LGBTQ writer from Australia. She published LETTERS, AND WHY THEY’RE ALL FOR YOU in 2016 and INTO OBLIVION in 2018. THE GRAVITY INSIDE US was published on April 6, 2021.

“They ask me why I didn’t kiss you goodbye. I told them I would not have known how to leave.”

Diving into THE GRAVITY INSIDE US feels like being swept up by an ocean wave. Her pacing also resembles the current with its consistent rise and falls of emotions. She brings us into her world through truly unique imagery. This collection is about knowing the vulnerability of hope and opening your heart regardless. It’s ambitious, hopeful, and joyful. The audiobook’s backtrack also adds a cinematic quality and follows the intensity of the poems.

“My heart splits somewhere down the middle and an ocean floods in. I go around it. The moon shifts the water inside me and I wrap fiercely around something untamed, somehow find space for the changing tides, the rise and fall, the unapologetic crash for the infinite sea.”

Frayne is a poet, through and through. This collection discusses romantic love, familial love, heartbreak, healing, and mental health. She invites her readers to fall in love with the people in her life. I highly recommend THE GRAVITY INSIDE US.

This post was possible thanks to an audiobook provided for free by the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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