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ISBN13: 9780060734466
ISBN10: 0060734469
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Taking its title from a description of Peter Pan's Neverland, Astonishing Splashes of Colour follows the life of Kitty, a woman who, in a sense, has never grown up. As her moods swing dramatically from high to low, they are illuminated by an unusual ability to interpret people and emotions through colour.

Kitty struggles to come to terms with her life, including the loss of her mother, a miscarriage, and an unconventional marriage to her husband, who lives in the apartment next door. And when her father and brothers reveal a family secret long hidden, it overwhelms Kitty's tenuous hold on reality and propels her on an impetuous journey to the brink of madness.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Synopsis:

Taking its title from a description of Peter Pan's Neverland, Astonishing Splashes of Colour follows the life of Kitty, a woman who, in a sense, has never grown up. As her moods swing dramatically from high to low, they are illuminated by an unusual ability to interpret people and emotions through colour.

Kitty struggles to come to terms with her life, including the loss of her mother, a miscarriage, and an unconventional marriage to her husband, who lives in the apartment next door. And when her father and brothers reveal a family secret long hidden, it overwhelms Kitty's tenuous hold on reality and propels her on an impetuous journey to the brink of madness.

About the Author

Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. She is a music teacher with two grown children. She lives in Birmingham, England.

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cariola119, July 31, 2007 (view all comments by cariola119)
Morrall creates a stunnningly realistic portrait of a woman torn apart by depression and identity crisis. Having lost her baby and the ability to have another, Kitty Maitland seems alienated from the world around her. Her husband lives in the flat next door, and her father and four brothers treat her as if she were seven years old. Kitty's non-motherhood sends her into a swirl of colors that define her changing state of mind. As she struggles to deal with the lost identity on which her hopes had depended, Kitty begins to question her own past, particularly her relationship with the mother she barely remembers.

I raced through this book in two days and can't wait to read more novels by Clare Morrall. Her writing is spare but beautiful, the story is original and engaging, and she creates a character that will linger in your memory.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060734466
Author:
Morrall, Clare
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20051213
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.8 in 88 oz

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Product details 352 pages Perennial - English 9780060734466 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Taking its title from a description of Peter Pan's Neverland, Astonishing Splashes of Colour follows the life of Kitty, a woman who, in a sense, has never grown up. As her moods swing dramatically from high to low, they are illuminated by an unusual ability to interpret people and emotions through colour.

Kitty struggles to come to terms with her life, including the loss of her mother, a miscarriage, and an unconventional marriage to her husband, who lives in the apartment next door. And when her father and brothers reveal a family secret long hidden, it overwhelms Kitty's tenuous hold on reality and propels her on an impetuous journey to the brink of madness.

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