The Inflatable Woman Hardback
by Rachael Ball
A Guardian Best Graphic Book of 2015Iris (or balletgirl-42 as she's known on the internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Overnight, her life becomes populated with a carnival of daunting hospital characters.
Despite the attempts of her friends - Maud, Granma Suggs, Larry the Monkey and a group of singing penguins - to comfort her, Iris's fears begin to encircle her until all she has to cling to is the attention of a lighthouse keeper called sailor_buoy_39. The Inflatable Woman combines magic realism with the grit of everyday life to create a poignant and surreal journey inside the human psyche.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/10/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408858073