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Eggshells

Eggshells

Caitriona Lally

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'A book full of one liners...the black comedy gives the book a jaunty quality that complements the dazzling trip around Dublin.' The Irish Times

Shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015

Vivian doesn't feel like she fits in – never has. She lives alone in a house in north Dublin that her great-aunt left to her. She believes that she is a changeling, left by fairies on Earth, replacing her parents’ healthy human child. Now, as an adult, she’s trying to get back to the 'other world', where she feels she can finally belong. The thing is, Vivian is having some difficulties going back, so she’s forced to go about her Earth life in the meantime.

Vivian’s everyday routine, meticulously mapped out on parchment paper, takes her all over Dublin in her effort to get 'home'. She encounters nosy neighbours, pernickety social workers and her condescending older sister – who is also named Vivian. From making lists in her journal to posting 'wanted' advertisements for a friend named Penelope, Vivian leads an eccentric life.

Caitriona Lally offers a witty, exhilarating debut novel in Eggshells. Vivian’s head is filled to the brim with clever one-liners that leave the people she encounters more than a little confused. Her OCD-like tendencies make her human relationships strained, but she still has the house her Great Aunt Maude left her – as long as she doesn't hurt its feelings.

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Author Caitriona Lally
Publisher Liberties Press
Publication date 18 Jun 2015
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781909718999

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