142: Signed copy of BLACK BOXES by Caroline Smailes + character namePosted: March 13, 2011
DETAILS: Meet Ana Lewis. She is 37 years old and lives with her two children, Pip and Davie. She has just taken an overdose of pills.
By the end of this book Ana will be dead.
Black Boxes follows the final hours of Ana’s life, recording her thoughts and memories. As the drugs start to kick in, we discover the awful sequence of events which have brought her to this moment.
We also get to read pages from the diary of Pip, her teenage daughter, which reveals another side to the story and, just perhaps, a small glimmer of hope.
The second novel from the acclaimed author of In Search of Adam is a heartbreaking but impressive work, from one of the most original voices in modern fiction.
Accomplished and affecting, Caroline Smailes weaves together a catastrophic tale of mismatched lives.