Alicia Gilmore, in her debut novel, weaves the riveting story of Ellie, confined to her house by her abusive father after she was brutally mauled by her father's hunting dogs. In their small coastal town, hidden behind locked doors and papered windows, Ellie grows up in a world devoid of sunlight and companionship, dependent upon her father for her every need. The memory of the past haunts her and sustains her. When the unimaginable happens, Ellie must find the strength to survive or remain lost to the world forever.



ISBN: 9780998839844
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 370
Publication Date: 1 Feb 2018
Publisher: Regal House Publishing LLC
Publication City, Country: Raleigh, United States
Dimensions (cm): 22.8(H) x 0.6(L) x 15.2(W)



'A haunting debut from a born storyteller.'

- James Jeffrey, author of Paprika Paradise.

'An extraordinary first novel, mature, topical, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting. In Arthur Clements Gilmore has surely created one of the most loathsome characters in recent Australian writing, and in his daughter Ellie one of the most memorable.'

- David Brooks is the author of books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction including The Fern Tattoo, The Conversation, Open House, and he is also one of the editors of Southerly.


Author Biography

Alicia Gilmore has had stories published in Phoenix and Cellar Door, and was one of the contributing writers and lead editor of Burbangana. She was the recipient of an Allen & Unwin / Varuna Publishers Fellowship and was awarded a month long residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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