The book of human skin / Michelle Lovric.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2011.
ISBN: 9781408809648 (pbk.) : 1408809648 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2010.
12-year-old Minguillo, who has already contrived to lose one sibling, is listening to the birth-cries of his new sister Marcella, a threat to his inheritance. Minguillo's jealousy will condemn his sister to a series of fates as a cripple, a madwoman and a nun. But Marcella is not quite the soft target Minguillo imagines.
500 p. ; 20 cm.
Reading this was a bit like watching a horror film from behind a cushion. Really horrific in places but absolutely compelling. I loved it.
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