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The Butterfly Lampshade

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The Butterfly Lampshade Synopsis

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE - A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD 'The Butterfly Lampshade is an unflinching, empathetic portrayal of a childhood touched by mental illness. As always, Aimee Bender's respect for the child and the child within translates into wisdom and magic on the page.' Jing-Jing Lee, author of How We Disappeared On the night her mother is taken to a mental health hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is mesmerised by a lamp adorned with butterflies as she falls asleep. When she wakes, Francie sees a dead butterfly matching the ones on the lamp floating in a glass of water. She drinks it before anyone sees. Twenty-years later, Francie is compelled to make sense of that moment and two other incidents that have haunted her life. But how close are her memories to reality, and will she ever be free of them?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780099559269
Publication date: 29th July 2021
Author: Aimee Bender
Publisher: Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Family Drama
Magical realism