In association with The Wild Atlantic Words Festival, www.mayobooks.ie and 'The Castle Bookshop' are delighted to present an evening with E.M. Reapy. The author will be at 'The Castle Bookshop' on Thursday, October 10th at 6pm.
See www.wildatlanticwords.ie for further information,
Claremorris native E.M. Reapy brings us her second novel, 'Skin'. In a wonderful follow up to her highly acclaimed debut novel, 'Red Dirt', 'Skin' is a novel that engages the reader by introducing an intelligent and fascinating protagonist 'Natalie', who ensures that each page is turned in earnst as the reader can't help but to become more and more engaged with this complex and fascinating character.
About the Book
This pertinent, timely, intelligent and incredibly compelling exploration of the relationship we have with our own bodies opens in Bali. Natalie, its protagonist, is uncomfortable in her own skin. Her most recent relationship is long since over and she's become disillusioned with her career as a teacher - adopting a tried-and-tested attempt at self-discovery, she packs her bags to go travelling. Natalie travels to Bali, New Zealand, Australia, Dublin, rural Ireland and the Netherlands to try and find her place, but her isolation abroad only heightens her sense of unease. Her journey is psychological as well as physical - she is obsessed with her shape, believing herself to be awkward and over-large, recoiling from relationships with men and eating compulsively as a self-destructive reaction to her issues with her weight. As the narrative unfolds, we gradually become aware of a crucial development in Natalie beginning to take place. This novel engages powerfully with issues that are important to women, and also to people in general, via an incredibly beguiling protagonist - she is intelligent and self-aware, sharp and acute, and able to see the comic side of her predicament. An intensely enjoyable and thought-provoking read.
- Product Code: E.M. Reapy
- Availability: In Stock