Ghost Girl

Ghost Girl

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Thirteen-year-old Cath is a new girl at a Catholic convent. She is afraid of the nuns, unused to the restriction and terrified of God. She finds refuge in nature, and her friend Olive's vision of the starry limitless universe. Cath's sister Very is at art school in seventies Punk London. She lives a wild chaotic life with bedraggled artists, outrageous homosexuals, and shadowy nightclub owners. Cath shares this life when she visits, and the two sisters whirl through the city, along Chelsea Embankment, through the alleys of late-night Soho. But London like the convent holds its dangers - and Cath must find her own way through. Ghost Girl is a wonderful portrait of two sisters (each in their own way on the brink of growing up), of the sharp pain of adolescence and its particular loneliness, and of the exhilaration and dilemmas of youth. Suffused with colour and sensuality, written with a spare, perfectly controlled lyricism, this is an evocative, moving and bittersweet novel from the acclaimed author of The Big House.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747562512
  • 9780747562511

About Helena McEwen

Helena McEwen is the author of the acclaimed The Big House. She lives in London.show more

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Praise for The Big House: 'This is true talent.' Maggie O' Farrell 'Strange, sad and beautifully written.' Shena Mackay 'A true work of art.' Allan Massieshow more

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40 ratings
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5 5% (2)
4 10% (4)
3 50% (20)
2 28% (11)
1 8% (3)
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