The second novel from highly acclaimed young writer Susan Fletcher, author of the award-winning 'Eve Green' Amy lies in a coma.
Her older sister, Moira, comes to her in the evenings, sits beside her in a green-walled hospital room.
Here, Moira confesses. She admits to her childhood selfishness which deeply hurt her family and to the self-imposed exile from the dramatic Welsh coast that had dominated and captivated her childhood; to her savagery at boarding school; to the wild, bitter and destructive heart that she carried into her adult life.
Moira knows this: that she's been a poor daughter, and a deceptive wife.
But it is as Amy lies half-dying that she sees the real truth: she's been a cruel sister, and it is this cruelty that has led them both here, to this hospital bed.
A novel about trust, loss and loneliness, 'Oystercatchers' is a love story with a profound darkness at its core.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 04/02/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007190263