Alice and the Fly

by James Rice

A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and darkcorners.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 323 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.71 out of 5
  • Published January 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN13: 9781444790108
  • Edition Language: English

A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It’s about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it’s about love. Finding love – in any of its forms – and nurturing it.Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition’s caused by some traumatic incident from my past I keep deep-rooted in my mind. As soon as I come clean I’ll flood out all these tears and it’ll all be ok and I won’t be scared of Them anymore. The truth is I can’t think of any single traumatic childhood incident to tell her. I mean, there are plenty of bad memories – Herb’s death, or the time I bit the hole in my tongue, or Finners Island, out on the boat with Sarah – but of these are what caused the phobia. I’ve always had it. It’s Them. I’m just scared of Them. It’s that simple.