In a run-down northern English town Suki fights a daily battle with self-doubt over her pursuit of a vocation that has brought neither recognition nor fortune. Single once again, wistfully childless, haunted by the spectre of a destitute old age, Suki starts a lonely night-time blog about art, life, love, loss, and getting old alone. This soon engages a loyal community of empathetic fellow-creatives – witnesses to her dogged pursuit of publication as well as her perennial quests for love and for the meaning of life . . . Among the good days and bad days we share her desperate optimism: her agent makes promises; her job offers new relationships . . . But can anyone, or anything, prevent anorexic, slightly suicidal Suki from hurtling towards her next crisis?
Note: A Small Life contains some graphic sexual content and harsh language.