FaerieBook - 2016
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.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 149 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: Y MARJARA, E