Debut Novel

My debut novel, The Wacky Man

Praise of the Wacky Man

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” It’s almost like Cesar A. Cruz was talking about The Wacky Man when he uttered his immortal phrase. Bookmuse recommended read.

“Harrowing, unsettling, but brilliant from the first page. My book of the year.” Clio Gray, long listed for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and nominated for The Man Booker Prize 2015 with her novel ‘The Anatomist’s Dream’

“An extraordinarily raw and powerful debut which will stay with me for a very, very long time. Lyn Farrell is the most talented writer to burst into British fiction this year.” Annabel Abbs, award winning author of ‘The Joyce Girl’

An astonishing tour de force.The Daily Mail.  Read more:

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The novel

My new shrink asks me, ‘What things do you remember about being very young?’

It’s like looking into a murky river, I say. Memories flash near the surface like fish coming up for flies. The past peeps out, startles me, and then is gone…’

Amanda secludes herself in her bedroom, no longer willing to face the outside world. Gradually, she pieces together the story of her life: her brothers have had to abandon her, her mother scarcely talks to her, and the Wacky Man could return any day to burn the house down. Just like he promised.

As her family disintegrates, Amanda hopes for a better future, a way out from the violence and fear that has consumed her childhood. But can she cling to her sanity, before insanity itself is her only means of escape?

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