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Astonishing Splashes of Colour By Clare Morrall

Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall

Condition - Very Good
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Caught in an over-vivid world, Kitty feels haunted by her "child that never was". As children all around become emblems of hope, longing and grief, she begins to understand the reasons for her shaky sense of self.

Astonishing Splashes of Colour Summary

Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall

When is the right time to tell someone they're not who they think they are?Caught in an over-vivid world, Kitty is tipped off-centre by the loss of her 'child that never was'. And as children all around become emblems of hope and longing and grief, she's made shockingly aware of why she has this pervasive sense of non-existence . . . What mystery makes Kitty's decidedly odd family so vague about her mother's life? And why does Dad splash paint on canvas rather than answer his daughter's questions? On the edges of her dreams Kitty glimpses the 'kaleidoscope van' that took her sister Dinah away - will it connect her to her childhood? This compelling and witty debut tells of identity struggles in a large family, the sadness of lost children - and the optimism of an eccentric, loving marriage ('He'd make a wonderful husband if it wasn't for me'). Clare Morrall's insightful, naif narrative has resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers since its Booker Prize shortlisting in 2003 and continues to make new fans each year.

Astonishing Splashes of Colour Reviews

"An extremely good first novel: deceptively simple, subtly observed. Moving through Kitty's mental landscape feels like snorkeling through a coral reef."

About Clare Morrall

Astonishing Splashes of Colour was Clare Morrall's enormously successful Man Booker Prize-shortlisted debut. A music teacher with two adult children, she lives and works in Birmingham. Clare Morall's fourth novel, The Man Who Disappeared, was published in February 2010 by Sceptre and chosen for Channel 4's TV Book Club.

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Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
Used - Very Good
Profile Books Ltd
Short-listed for Man Booker Prize 0 (UK)
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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