Monday, March 21, 2016

Preorder The Clay Girl

About a month ago, I wrote a post called Heather is Taking Off in which I bragged about her and her book to be published in the fall.

Things are moving along. Heather now has an official cover (see image to the left).

It is now listed on Chapters-Indigo, Amazon Canada, and Amazon USA where it is available for preorder with a projected date of October 01.

Apparently, in the fullness of time, there will also be an audio version

Following is the publisher's blurb.

A stunning and lyrical debut novel

Vincent Appleton smiles at his daughters, raises a gun, and blows off his head. For the Appleton sisters, life had unravelled many times before. This time it explodes.

Eight-year-old Hariet, known to all as Ari, is dispatched to Cape Breton and her Aunt Mary, who is purported to eat little girls. But Mary and her partner, Nia, offer an unexpected refuge to Ari and her steadfast companion, Jasper, an imaginary seahorse.

Yet the respite does not last, and Ari is torn from her aunts and forced back to her twisted mother and fractured sisters. Her new stepfather, Len, and his family offer hope, but as Ari grows to adore them, she’s severed violently from them too, when her mother moves in with the brutal Dick Irwin.

Through the sexual revolution and drug culture of the 1960s, Ari struggles with her father’s legacy and her mother’s addictions, testing limits with substances that numb and men who show her kindness. Ari spins through a chaotic decade of loss and love, the devilish and divine, with wit, tenacity, and the astonishing balance unique to seahorses.

The Clay Girl is a beautiful tour de force about a child sculpted by kindness, cruelty, and the extraordinary power of imagination, and her families ― the one she’s born in to and the one she creates.


Hena Tayeb said...

sounds cool. i look forward to it coming out in the fall

ADRIAN said...

Doesn't look as if Amazon UK are publishing it but time will tell.

Marie Smith said...

Will be ordering it for sure!

Mage said...

It sounds really good.

troutbirder said...

Intriguing though my recent read involving a precocious girl in a dysfunctional family left me a little shaken...

Shammickite said...

Your daughter?