Martina Evans Midnight Feast

ISBN 13: 9780099276500

Midnight Feast

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9780099276500: Midnight Feast

Midnight Feast, winner of a Betty Trask Award, is the dark and funny story of love in a convent boarding school. When sixteen-year-old Grace arrives at Mayo, she immediately falls for the mercurial and glamorously thin Colette MacSweeney. She soon finds herself descending with Colette into life-threatening anorexia, entangled in the dysfunction that seethes below the surface of Colette's family. This is a new and revised edition.

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About the Author:

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.


'A story of charismatic starvation (rather like an anorexic Madchen in Uniform), Evans's prose shimmers somewhere between 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

'Superb.' - Kate Figes, The 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. - The Irish Times

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Martina Evans
Published by Not Specified (1998)
ISBN 10: 009927650X ISBN 13: 9780099276500
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Not Specified, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M009927650X

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