Ralph, Anna Floating Island

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Floating Island

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They say itís coming back. Before long the moon will find a shadow under the lake. Bubbles will rise and the shadow will spread to a stain. Then, in the night, in the dark, the floating island will surface. Here again. As it was a year ago. The day Tom died. Itís almost a year since fifteen-year-old Matt and his younger brother, Tom, rowed out to the island. Matt, confined to a wheelchair and haunted by nightmares, canít remember what happened. Nor does he want to. Only when Sarah Bell, a tough, Geordie with a no-nonsense approach, takes up the newly vacant position of Mattís carer, do things begin to change for him. At first, resentful of her presence, he tries to drive her away, but she isnít like the other carers. She isnít like anyone heís ever met. Sarahís attention meanwhile, is focussed on Robert, Mattís psychiatrist. Mature, attractive and a world away from everything she knows, he seems to be exactly what she needs. But Robert, highly skilled at solving other peopleís problems, is struggling to deal with his own. As the floating island returns to the surface of the lake, Robert forces Matt to confront the truth about his brotherís death, but also, unknowingly, exposes him to an adult world he's unprepared for. Anna Ralphís stunning début novel is a beautifully-crafted exploration of love, loss, guilt and betrayal; a poignant study of bereavement, of the way excessive intimacy can destroy a relationship just as effectively as distance, and of what it really means to forgive.

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'Compassionate and beautifully written'
-- Woman & Home

'a straightforward, frankly sensual debut that explores
dependency, responsibility, guilt and desire with assured clarity' -- The Guardian

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An extraordinary and unforgettable début - Anna Ralph's first novel is a searing psychological account of loss and betrayal in the bestselling tradition of Maggie O'Farrell and Kate Atkinson

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