Clare Morrall’s insightful debut tells of identity struggles, the approach of breakdown - and the optimism of an eccentric, loving marriage.

All families have their mysteries. Caught in an over-vivid world, Kitty is tipped off-centre by the loss of her ‘child that never was’. And as children all around become emblems of hope, longing and grief, she’s made shockingly aware of the real reason for her pervasive sense of ‘non-existence’…

The Man Booker Prize 2003
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Clare Morrall

Clare Morrall

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Clare Morrall’s first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published in 2003 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize that year.
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