`Like a cold spider, the memory stirred in my head and spun an icy web about my brain.
Someone else crawled in. I remembered'Thirty-on-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory.
But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love.
But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges ... and changes everything. Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide... `It is a brilliantly creative work of fiction' We Love this Book (The Bookseller)`It's a gentle book, full of emotion, and similar in tone to The Book Thief' Irish Times`Storytelling at its finest, Louise Beech is a beguiling wordsmith.
Prepare to be hooked' Amanda Prowse`Beautifully constructed, laugh-out-loud funny in places, achingly sad in others, I completely fell in love' John Marrs`A powerful and moving story' Madeleine Black
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 300 pages
- Publisher: Orenda Books
- Publication Date: 30/09/2017
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781910633823
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