The Nearly Girl by Lisa De NikolitsThe Nearly Girl by Lisa De Nikolits

The Nearly Girl

byLisa De Nikolits

Paperback | August 30, 2016

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Fans of A Prayer for Owen Meany and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest will love this clever, fast-paced and enjoyable thriller. Like a modern-day Joan of Arc, Amelia Fisher attempts to carve out a 'normal life', showing us how mythic the idea of 'normal' really is. With a poetic genius for a father, an obsessed body builder for a mother, and an enchantingly eccentric group seeking the help of an unorthodox therapist, what could possibly go wrong? A chance discovery propels Amelia and fellow therapy attendee, Mike, with whom she is in love, into a life-threatening situation instigated by the crazed doctor's own dark secret but Amelia's psychosis saves the day. Told with warmth, humor and populated with vividly original characters, this sprint-paced novel has it all, from restraining orders to sex in office bathrooms, and a nail-biting ending. A novel about an unusual family, expected social norms and the twists and turns of getting it all slightly wrong, the consequences of which prove fatal for some.

Lisa de Nikolits is the award-winning author of five novels. Her first novel, The Hungry Mirror won a 2011 IPPY Awards Gold Medal and was long-listed for a ReLit Award. West of Wawa won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal and was a Chatelaine Editor's Pick. A Glittering Chaos won the 2014 Silver IPPY Silver Medal. The Witchdoctor's Bones was pu...
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Title:The Nearly GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:Inanna PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771333138

ISBN - 13:9781771333139

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