He Is Mine and I Have No Other

Author(s): Rebecca O'Connor

Fiction

'I was frightened of him in a way - of his grief, his loneliness - for he looked like the loneliest person on earth just then . . . the type of boy who wondered about things, as I did, who broke his heart wondering about things . . .'In 1990s-small-town Ireland, amid the sweaty school discos and first fumblings of adolescence, fifteen-year-old Lani Devine falls in love with Leon Brady, whose mother is buried in the cemetery next to Lani's house.Lani is haunted by the stories of thirty-five orphaned girls, buried in an unmarked grave near Leon's mother. As the love story unfolds, and then unravels, it becomes clear that Leon too is haunted - by a brutal family tragedy that has left scars much more than skin-deep.He Is Mine and I Have No Other is a captivating, eerie and atmospheric novel about the obsessive power of first love, about the claustrophobia a tight-knit family and community can cause, and about buried secrets and the havoc they wreak.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781786892591
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : June 2018
  • : --- length: - '8.425' width: - '5.315' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Rebecca O'Connor
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.92