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Faerie

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781551526188
Author(s): Eisha Marjara
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Dimensions: 137 x 201 x 10 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256
Pages: 13-17

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Just days before her eighteenth birthday, Lila has resolved to end her life. The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving her childhood behind, has broken her heart.'Faerie,' a novel for young people, is the fierce yet gently unfolding story of a hyper- imaginative girl who is on a collision course to womanhood. She likens herself to a half-human fairy creature who does not belong in the earthly world; but in the cold light of day she is a psychiatric patient at a hospital, where she is being treated for anorexia - her sickness driven by the irrational need to undo nature and thwart the passage of time.Lila tells the story of how she ended up on the Four East wing: we flash back to her childhood in the eighties, growing up in a small town asthe overweight brown kidof Punjabi immigrant parents: her father, a literary scholar whom she idolizes, and her mother, a housewife - 'the most female of all females who found comfort in cooking.' 'Faerie 'weaves these passages with Lila's downward spiral into life-threatening illness, her budding sexuality, and her complicated recovery in hospital that comes with a price. Written with candor and heartbreaking lyricism, 'Faerie 'is a plaintive yet ultimatelylife-affirminglove letter to the bold, flawed splendor that is childhood.Eisha Marjara has written and directed several award-winning films, including the critically acclaimed NFB docudrama 'Desperately Seeking Helen.' Her latest, 'House for Sale,' ha
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