Set during the 1970s in an Irish convent, this is the story of Grace, who, in her final year, finds herself taken up jointly by sensible Trish and rebellious Colette. Colette is beautiful, capricious and very, very thin; her brother Johnny haunts the girls' conversations and Grace's dreams.
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‘Evan’s prose shimmers somewhere strange and changeable between peculiarly heightened realism and sheer fever.’
- Ali Smith, Times Literary Supplement
‘She’ll give the Dublin Boys a good run for their money one day.’
- Amanda Craig, Literary Review
- Kate Figes, Independent on Sunday
‘A nightmarish tale of two convent girls’descent into life-threatening bulimia…communicates the irrationality of childhood fears and passions as well as the incomprehensible affliction of eating disorders.'
- Irish Times
‘A fine first novel’
- The Daily Mail
Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist. She has published nine books of prose and poetry. Facing the Public, her fourth collection, was a TLS Book of the Year and received the Piero Ciampi International Poetry Prize in 2011. Petrol, a dramatic prose poem, was published by Anvil Press in September 2012.
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Book Description Not Specified, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009927650X