Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa First Novel AwardEight-year-old Carmel has always been different - sensitive, distracted, with an heartstopping tendency to go missing. Her mother Beth, newly single, worries about her daughter's strangeness, especially as she is trying to rebuild a life for the two of them on her own.When she takes Carmel for an outing to a local festival, her worst fear is realised: Carmel disappears into the crowd. Unable to acce...
By Kate Hamer
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber; UK ed. edition (December 24, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1043574
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
When I can detect an author's flowery metaphors, and symbolism, of which there are many in this book, this kind of writing conjures up images of the author sitting at a desk laboring over their creativeness . As I began reading this novel, very early