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The traumatic story of fourteen-year-old Sylvie Marchione. Her parents are divorced and Sylvie lives with her mother. The story starts with Sylvie arriving home to find her mum standing precariously on the balcony of their flat, possibly about to jump. This image returns to haunt Sylvie throughout the book as she struggles to come to terms with what is happening. The truth of the matter is that her mother has Alzheimer's disease. For Sylvie, the effects are devastating, and the roles of parent and child are quickly reversed as Sylvie has to take on the responsibility of looking after her mother. * Ishbel Moore is the author of many novels and award-winning short stories for children and young adults in her native Canada. * A powerful treatment of the difficult subject of Alzheimer's disease. * A direct, emotional style which will will engage readers from the first page. * Author lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 210mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192718746
  • 9780192718747