I have never looked into my sister's eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I've never used an aeroplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that... So many things I've never done, but oh, how I've been loved. And, if such things were to be, I'd live a thousand times as me, to be loved so exponentially'In twenty-nine years, Rose Darlen has never spent a moment apart from her twin sister, Ruby. She has never gone for a solitary walk or had a private conversation. Yet, in all that time, she has never once looked into Ruby's eyes. Joined at the head, 'The Girls' (as they are known in their small town) attempt to lead a normal life, but can't help being extraordinary. Now almost thirty, Rose and Ruby are on the verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history, but they are remarkable for a lot more than their unusual sisterly bond.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 126 x 194 x 26mm | 281.23g
- 11 Jan 2007
- Little, Brown Book Group
- Virago Press Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Beautifully written and deeply moving, it's unforgettable * IMAGE MAGAZINE * Perfectly pitched... an utterly heartwarming tale, without any traces of mawkishness. Anyone with a sister will relate to this * Book of the Month - Marie Claire * An immensely readable novel, compelling and convincing. The Girls is an enchanting blend of the extraordinary and the everyday * New Statesman * This unusual novel is so satisfying...a graceful meditation on partnership identity and enduring love * The TIMES *
About Lori Lansens
Lori Lansens was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and is now a screenwriter living in Toronto with her husband and child. Rush Home Road, her first novel, has been the subject of major international activity, and has already sold in 11 territories.
This unusual novel is so satisfying...a graceful meditation on partnership identity and enduring love The TIMES