Alarm Girl

Alarm Girl

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When 11-year-old Indigo and her older brother Robin arrive in South Africa to stay with their father, they find a luxury lifestyle that is a world away from their modest existence back in England. But Indigo is uneasy in the foreign landscape and confused by the familya€™s silence surrounding her mothera€™s recent death. Unable to find solace in either new or old faces, she begins to harbour violent suspicions in place of the truth. Steeped in the dry heat of a South African summer, this keen and touching debut seamlessly interweaves the voices of Indigo and her mother, and beautifully captures the human desire to belong: in a family, in a country, in your own skin.They had inbuilt torches and a clip to fix them to your belt or you could wear them on a string around your neck like the glow sticks we got from the circus. If you take the pin out therea#39;s a horrible noise. Robin was making jokes, pretending to pull out the pin then throw it like a hand grenade. ... Our rooms had ceiling fans like oldfashioned aeroplane propellers that moved slowly when you switched them onanbsp;...

Title:Alarm Girl
Author:Hannah Vincent
Publisher:Myriad Editions - 2014-08-07


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