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The Lip: a novel of the Cornwall tourists seldom see
  

The Lip: a novel of the Cornwall tourists seldom see (Paperback)

By Carroll, Charlie

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    17 Feb 22

This unsparing debut novel portrays the unromantic side of Cornwall few visitors see and which so many novelists choose to overlook. Charlie Carroll inhabits his damaged heroine completely' Patrick Gale 'A moving and affecting novel about life on the edge, with a very special fla...vour of wild and rugged Cornwall.' Emma Stonex, author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS Away from the hotels and holiday lets, there is an unseen side of Cornwall, where the shifting uncertainties of the future breed resentment and mistrust. Melody Janie is hidden. She lives alone in a caravan in Bones Break: a small cliff-top on Cornwall's north coast. She spends her time roaming her territory, spying on passing tourists and ramblers, and remembering. She sees everything and yet remains unseen. However, when a stranger enters her life, she is forced to confront not only him but the terrible tragedies of her past. The Lip is a novel about childhood, isolation and mental health, told in the unique and unforgettable voice of Melody Janie. 'All of this is Bones Break. All of this is mine. I know every inch of it; I know it as intimately as the seagulls. I stand at dead-centre, my feet teetering on the edge of the lip. Below, the thundering tattoo of waves on rock. Wind catches the tips of my hair, lifting them above my ribs: less force than it takes to knock me down; enough to make me right myself with a step to the left, and then another back again. Here on the lip, it is vital to know where my feet are.
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ISBN 9781529334180
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529334180
Stock Release date is 17 February 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 17 Feb 2022
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Carroll, Charlie
Category Modern Fiction
Psychology
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 41g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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