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Mouthing The Words By Camilla Gibb

Mouthing The Words
by Camilla Gibb

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Thelma is six years old. By turns harrowing and wonderfully funny, Mouthing the Words tells Thelma's story of sexual abuse, anorexia, borderline multiple personality disorder and her return to England. Reminiscent of Jeanette Winterson and Sylvia Plath, Mouthing the Words is a remarkable and inspiring fiction debut.
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Mouthing The Words by Camilla Gibb

Thelma is six years old. Life at home is unsettling and disturbing; her father's games are not enjoyable and her mother dotes on Willy, the favoured child. When her parents move to Canada, Thelma smuggles her imaginary friends with her in her suitcase. By turns harrowing and wonderfully funny, Mouthing the Words tells Thelma's story of sexual abuse, anorexia, borderline multiple personality disorder and her return to England. Reminiscent of Jeanette Winterson and Sylvia Plath, Mouthing the Words is a remarkable and inspiring fiction debut.

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Mouthing The Words Reviews


"Gibb seduces the reader with sparky prose and charming storylines before drawing us onto a heart-wrenching rollercoaster ride" * Guardian *
"Beautiful and compelling... an insightful and humane exploration of the space between reason and imagination" * The Times *
"This is a bold and ambitious debut from a writer who sows the seeds of great promise" * Daily Express *
"Fresh and original" * Sunday Times *
"It's sassy, it's smart... Go girl!" * Jeanette Winterson *

About Camilla Gibb


Camilla Gibb was born in London and lives in Toronto. She is the author of several novels, including Sweetness in the Belly and The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life. She was one of the 21 young women writers included in the Orange Futures list of writers to watch in the 21st century.

Additional information

GOR001137670
Mouthing The Words by Camilla Gibb
Camilla Gibb
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-02-07
256
0099286580
9780099286585
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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