Alice and the Fly Hardback
by James Rice
Perfect for fans of Nathan Filer's THE SHOCK OF THE FALL and Mark Haddon's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, comes the book of the year...A spellbinding first novel by a British author about how obsessions and phobias can upend your entire life.
This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about love. Finding love - in any of its forms - and nurturing it.
Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition's caused by some traumatic incident from my past I keep deep-rooted in my mind.
As soon as I come clean I'll flood out all these tears and it'll all be ok and I won't be scared of Them anymore.
The truth is I can't think of any single traumatic childhood incident to tell her.
I mean, there are plenty of bad memories - Herb's death, or the time I bit the hole in my tongue, or Finners Island, out on the boat with Sarah - but none of these are what caused the phobia.
I've always had it. It's Them. I'm just scared of Them. It's that simple.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 15/01/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781444790108