Red Ink

by Julie Mayhew

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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June 2013 Debut of the Month  Red Ink is an utterly compelling coming-of-age tale about superstition, denial and family myth.  Though heart-breaking it is ultimately an uplifting novel that's beautifully written and marks out this talented young author as one to watch.

Red Ink Synopsis

When her mother is knocked down and killed by a London bus, fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki is left with no family worth mentioning. Her mother, Maria, never did introduce Melon to a 'living, breathing' father. The indomitable Auntie Aphrodite, meanwhile, is hundreds of miles away on a farm in Crete, and is unlikely to be jumping on a plane and coming to East Finchley anytime soon. But at least Melon has 'The Story'. 'The Story' is the Fourakis family fairytale. A story is something. Red Ink is a powerful coming-of-age tale about superstition, denial and family myth.

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ISBN: 9781471400759
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471400759
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Julie Mayhew
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
Categories: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Julie Mayhew

Julie Mayhew writes plays for radio and the stage. Her short stories are published in the UK and the US, and she is working on a second novel. Julie grew up in Peterborough, studied Journalism at Bournemouth University and trained as an actress at Drama Studio London. She still acts (a bit), mostly for BBC Radio 4. Home is now Hertfordshire, where she lives with her husband and two young sons. Find out more about Julie at www.juliemayhew.co.uk or follow her on Twitter: @Juliemayhew

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