Eliza Young has a lower leg that has got scales on it like a lizard. Not really alarmed by this, in fact positively embracing this strange new portion of her leg, Eliza takes a job with a family as an au pair and travels abroad with them. A quirky story about growing up, making friendships and learning about oneself.
LIST OF INGREDIENTS: COMING OF AGE, SELECTIVE MEMORY, MAGICAL REALISM, LIZARDS.
Eliza Young’s leg has acquired a scaly mutation. She travels to an island to work as an au pair, but finds herself trespassing on a reptilian civilisation. Lizard follows her bizarre and engrossing struggle to adapt to the changes in her leg and her life.
Schick has created a lively and refreshing novella, with enchanting dialogues between thought and speech, reality and make-believe, the magic of childhood and the sobriety of getting older; a joy for anyone who has been, or is, reluctant to grow up.
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Publisher: Roastbooks Ltd
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Leonore Schick was born in France in 1988 and studies at Oxford University. This is her first published work. She is a liar, an actor, a dissimulator and an excuse and uses these traits to maximum benefit in writing.More About Leonore Schick