"But this can't be right. You're a little giant!" Truly Plaice - part behemoth, part witch, part Cinderella - is born larger than life into a small-minded town.
Her birth rocks the pillars of tiny Aberdeen, New York, and breaks her family into smithereens.
She spends a painful childhood in the shadow of her older sister Serena's beauty, and is teased mercilessly for her enormous physique.
But when Serena unexpectedly vanishes and leaves her son in Truly's care, Truly must become mistress of a house she did not choose and the unwilling victim of her brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Morgan. Once her childhood tormentor, he now subjects her to brutal criticism and cruel medical experiments that test her endurance past breaking point - but Truly may have more power than he realises...Tiffany's Baker's debut is a rare and bewitching novel, with a heart as big as its heroine.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/05/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340919286
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Review by HeikeM
This novel has everything you need for a dark, Gothic story: witches, herbal potions, murder, revenge and a lonely woman, grown to giant proportions. But the story takes all these ingredients and turns it into a book that is nearly what I call *pink* - a lonely, ugly, bullied woman changes the world around her, with murder if necessary and whatever she does has always a positive outcome for her until in the end she gets what she always wanted, a life, house, lover, less weight and all the bad people are gone. Nice to read but to pretty an ending for my taste.