Eggshells

Eggshells

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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Vivian Lawlor believes she is a changeling. She was left by fairies on Earth, replacing her parents' healthy human child. Now, as an adult, she's trying to get back to the 'otherworld', where she feels she can finally belong. The thing is, Vivian is having some difficulties going back, so she's forced to go about her Earth life in the meantime. Vivian's everyday routine, meticulously mapped out on parchment paper, takes her all over Dublin in her effort to get 'home'. She encounters elves, nosy neighbours, leprechauns, pernickety social workers, smurfs, and her condescending older sister who is also named Vivian. From making lists in her journal to posting 'wanted' advertisements for a friend named Penelope, Vivian leads an eccentric life. Vivian's head is filled to the brim with clever one-liners that leave the people she encounters more than a little confused. Her OCD-like tendencies make her human relationships strained, but she still has the house her Great Aunt Maude left her as long as she doesn't hurt its feelings.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781910742198
1910742198
9781612195988
1612195989
9781612195971
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lal
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 16, 2017

The orphan Vivian, living in Dublin, believing herself to be a changeling, traverses Dublin as a modern day Leopold Bloom searching for a portal to send her home to the fairies. It is not a fairy tale and is not long on plot. Lally's use of, exploration of and description of language is at the heart of the book as well as her kooky character Vivian. It was and IrishTimes book of the month club to rave reviews.

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