Then she meets Paedric, her mysterious neighbour, and her colourless life is transformed by the power and exoticism of her imagination – with disturbing consequences.
“Doherty’s second ‘adult’ novel is proof that she can spellbind a reader of any age… She delights, surprises, disturbs and moves the reader, and does it with admirable finesse” – Time Out
“The novel is compelling as an account of the dangerous development of a compensatory imagination” – The Times Literary Supplement
“Doherty’s novel has a strange hypnotic strength and dramatizes powerfully the dangers of blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality” – Sunday Times
“Doherty’s fable warns that the journeys of the mind can be more perilous than the real thing, especially for those setting out without a ticket home” – She