Consider the Lilies
The haunting and beautifully crafted tale of a girl’s feral childhood in 1960s Lancashire and her friend Jack’s search for the missing homeless adult she becomes.
Piecing together diaries, medical notes and media reports, Jack’s quest ultimately leads him to re-examine his own history and abandoned identity.
Powerful and thought-provoking, this debut novel uses unique language and devices to challenge perceptions of homelessness, identity and exclusion in modern society.
“Winning the Impress Prize in 2007 changed my life. From being a ‘wannabe’ writer I became a real-life author and member of the writing community. Since Impress Books published Consider the Lilies I have been invited to read at literary festivals, universities, libraries and book discussion groups.
“As a result of winning the prize and being published I was encouraged to work on a second novel and have signed up with a well established literary agency.
“The Impress Prize offers a chance to break into the highly competitive world of publishing.”
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