Susan Fletcher

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Oystercatchers

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Fiction
UK Fourth Estate Limited
2007

This is the second novel from highly acclaimed young writer Susan Fletcher, author of the award-winning Eve Green. Amy lies in a coma. Her older sister, Moira, comes to her in the evenings, sits beside her in a green-walled hospital room. Here, Moira confesses.

She admits to her childhood selfishness which deeply hurt her family and to the self-imposed exile from the dramatic Welsh coast that had dominated and captivated her childhood; to her savagery at boarding school; to the wild, bitter and destructive heart that she carried into her adult life. Moira knows this: that she's been a poor daughter, and a deceptive wife.But it is as Amy lies half-dying that she sees the real truth: she's been a cruel sister, and it is this cruelty that has led them both here, to this hospital bed.

A novel about trust, loss and loneliness, Oystercatchers is a love story with a profound darkness at its core.

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Oystercatchers is the work of a seriously talented young author in possession of one of the most poetic and original voices working now. Joanna Briscoe
Guardian
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Fletcher is the woman writer par excellence: intelligent, perceptive, intuitive
The Scotsman
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Her prose is extraordinarily lyrical: haunted, dreamlike and precise, reminiscent at times of Sylvia Plath
The Sunday Times
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