Visceral and playful, tend reflects the intimate awkwardness of modern life. It explores feelings of being distanced from loved ones, physically and emotionally; striving to be better (at chores, at intimacy); and tending to the things that fracture.
Find Hargreaves’s tend playlist below, or listen on Spotify. Extra points if you can spot which tunes are referenced in the book! tend is available to order from our online shop, or from your local independent bookstore.
Dimestore Diamond by Gossip
California by Lana Dal Rey
Blackmarket Blood by Placebo
Wild Horses by The Sundays
Plain Sailing Weather by Frank Turner
She’s Losing It by Belle and Sebastian
Witch by the bird and the bee
Baby Teeth by Flower Face
If It Be Your Will by HAIM
Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monáe
Reptilia by The Strokes
Bamboo Bones by Against Me!
By the Throat by CHVURCHES
The Killing Moon by Nouvelle Vague, Mélanie Pain
Crystal by Stevie Nicks
Breathing by Kate Bush
Song Song Song by Owen Pallett
Sing by Blur
Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel
Something Vague by Bright Eyes
Teignmouth by Patrick Wolf
Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat, Op.9 by Frédéric Chopin
Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding
Kate Hargreaves is the author of the poetry collection, Leak, as well as Jammer Star, a roller derby novel for young readers, and Talking Derby, a book of prose vignettes. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, where she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal in Graduate Studies. Her work has appeared in literary journals across Canada, the US, and the UK. As a book designer for numerous Canadian presses, Hargreaves has received honours from the Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design, the CBC Bookie Awards, and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. She grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario, and lives and works in Windsor.