The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker [Review]

ECW22 The Clay Girl Selected.inddTitle: The Clay Girl
Author: Heather Tucker
Type: Fiction
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: ECW Press
Date published: September 13, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 333
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryVincent Appleton smiles at his daughters, raises a gun, and blows off his head. For the Appleton sisters, life had unravelled many times before. This time it explodes.

Eight-year-old Hariet, known to all as Ari, is dispatched to Cape Breton and her Aunt Mary, who is purported to eat little girls. But Mary and her partner, Nia, offer an unexpected refuge to Ari and her steadfast companion, Jasper, an imaginary seahorse. Yet the respite does not last, and Ari is torn from her aunts and forced back to her twisted mother and fractured sisters. Her new stepfather, Len, and his family offer hope, but as Ari grows to adore them, she’s severed violently from them too, when her mother moves in with the brutal Dick Irwin.

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