By | March 24, 2018
Eggshells Author Caitriona Lally
ISBN-10 1612195970
ISBN-13 9781612195971
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Melville House
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Irish Book of the Year Finalist A whimsical touching debut about loneliness friendship and hope Vivian doesn t feel like she fits in and never has As a child she was so whimsical that her parents told her she was left by fairies Now living alone in Dublin the neighbors treat her like she s crazy her older sister condescends to her social workers seem to have registered her as troubled and she hasn t a friend in the world So she decides it s time to change her life She begins by advertising for a friend Not just any friend She wants one named Penelope Meanwhile she roams the city mapping out a new neighborhood every day seeking her escape route to a better world the other world her parents told her she came from And then one day someone named Penelope answers her ad for a friend And from that moment on Vivian s life begins to change Debut author Caitriona Lally offers readers an exhilaratingly fresh take on the Irish love for lyricism humor and inventive wordplay in a book that is in itself deeply charming and deeply moving

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