A stunning debut novel about a little girl growing up in Belfast, from the author of the Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Milkman. A young woman struggles with growing up in Belfast during the Troubles in this darkly humorous, sexually twisted debut. It starts off solidly as a coming-of-age story about Amelia Lovett, who spends her childhood playing with rubber bullets while her family dodges real ones in the ongoing battle between the Brits and the IRA.

No Bones

Amelia’s dangerous road continues when she enters school and has to fight off some fellow schoolgirls after they start a riot. Once her brief academic career peters out, she immediately goes on the dole and begins to hit the local Belfast clubs. Real trouble creeps in when she begins displaying symptoms of anorexia, and it doesn’t take long before living with her crazy family in the ongoing calamity that is Belfast sends her straight toward a full-blown breakdown…

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