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“The stars shine brightest out of the deepest dark . . .” A child is imprisoned in a house by her reclusive, religious parents. Hester Wakefield has never spoken to another child, nor seen the outside world. Her one possession is an illustrated children’s Bible, and its imagery forms the sole basis for her capacity to make poetic, real-life connections. Her companions at home are Cat, Spoon, Door, Handle, Broom, and Tree, and they all speak to her, sometimes telling her what to do. One day she takes a brave Alice in Wonderland trip into the forbidden outside, at the behest of Handle, and this overwhelming encounter with light and sky and sunshine is a marvel to her. From this moment on, Hester learns that there are some things she cannot tell her parents, and she keeps this secret to herself. Hester buries it among her other secrets, the ones that take place in the shadowy corners of her insular world, and she keeps them all locked inside her as they multiply and grow, waiting until she can find other ways to be free.

One Foot Wrong challenges the boundaries of right and wrong, sanity and madness, love and justice, poetry and life. The story told by Hester is often dark and harrowing, but the affecting impact of her distinctive voice and her way of seeing the world illuminates every page and makes this novel an exhilarating, enlightening and, ultimately, an uplifting and transformative experience.

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Hester Wakefield's religious parents never allowed her to leave her home or meet another child, but after finally venturing outdoors, she then buries the experience in her mind, waiting to find other ways to be free.

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Sofie Laguna has previously written for children and young adults, including Surviving Aunt Marsha and Too Loud Lily (Scholastic). She is also an actor. One Foot Wrong is her first adult novel. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590513347
Publisher:
Other Press
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Author:
Laguna, Sofie
Subject:
Imaginary companions
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Religious aspects
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction : Coming of Age
Subject:
Fiction : Horror - General
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Product details 208 pages Other Press - English 9781590513347 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hester Wakefield's religious parents never allowed her to leave her home or meet another child, but after finally venturing outdoors, she then buries the experience in her mind, waiting to find other ways to be free.
"Synopsis" by , Sofie Laguna has previously written for children and young adults, including Surviving Aunt Marsha and Too Loud Lily (Scholastic). She is also an actor. One Foot Wrong is her first adult novel. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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