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Astonishing Splashes of Colour e-book

Author:

Clare Morrall

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Genre Fiction

ePub size:

1890 kb

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (December 13, 2005)

Pages:

352

ISBN:

0060734469

Astonishing Splashes of Colour e-book

by Clare Morrall


Astonishing Splashes of Colour book.

Astonishing Splashes of Colour book. When is the right time to tell someone they're not. Clare Morrall's insightful, na�f narrative has resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers since its Booker Prize shortlisting in 2003 and continues to make new fans each year.

Clare Morrall's debut is a moving and shocking novel about loss, says Rachel Hore. Kitty sees the mums waiting outside the school gate, where she lingers uselessly for her own lost child, as yellow - the colour of optimism. Her fastidious husband James, who will not engage with their grief, inhabits a world of minimalist white. Meanwhile her father, an artist and keeper of family secrets without number, exudes red, for his explosive emotional displays that avoid any communication of real feeling

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

Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published in 2003 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year. Born in Exeter, Clare Morrall now lives in Birmingham. She works as a music teacher, and has two daughters. Библиографические данные. Astonishing Splashes of Colour.

astonishing splashes of colour CLARE MORRALL For Alex and Heather For the Neverland is always more or less an island . Praise for Astonishing Splashes of Colour. 1. the flash of my skirt

astonishing splashes of colour CLARE MORRALL For Alex and Heather For the Neverland is always more or less an island, with astonishing splashes of colour here and there. the flash of my skirt. At 3:15 every weekday afternoon, I become anonymous in a crowd of parents and child-minders congregating outside the school gates. To me, waiting for children to come out of school is a quintessential act of motherhood.

Where are you? I’ve been ringing you for days. I pick up the receiver and interrupt her message. You shouldn’t cut yourself off completely. if there was an emergency? Do you mean my emergency, or someone else’s emergency, which I am expected to attend?. I can’t think of a single situation that could arise. I experienced my only emergency three years ago, and there’s no chance of that happening again. Have you read the book?. Caroline does not like to be drawn into personal conversations.

Astonishing Splashes of Colour. Taking its title from a description of Peter Pan's Neverland, Astonishing Splashes of Colour follows the life of Kitty, a woman who, in a sense, has never grown up. As her moods swing dramatically from high to low, they are illuminated by an unusual ability to interpret people and emotions through colour. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Распространяем знания с 2009. Equally dangerous and endearing, ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR is a poignant tour through the many moods of loss. Laurie Fox, author of The Lost Girls. An inprobably uplifting novel about depression and its sources.

This is a first novel and a real page-turner. The story is told by Kitty Wellington, a damaged character looking for stability and love. Kitty is brought up, with her older brothers, by her painter father after her mother is killed in a car crash and her sister runs away from home. All the characters are drawn with great sympathy and you will find that you care a great deal about Kitty within a very few pages. Find similar books Profile.

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Taking its title from a description of Peter Pan's Neverland, Astonishing Splashes of Colour follows the life of Kitty, a woman who, in a sense, has never grown up. As her moods swing dramatically from high to low, they are illuminated by an unusual ability to interpret people and emotions through colour.

Kitty struggles to come to terms with her life, including the loss of her mother, a miscarriage, and an unconventional marriage to her husband, who lives in the apartment next door. And when her father and brothers reveal a family secret long hidden, it overwhelms Kitty's tenuous hold on reality and propels her on an impetuous journey to the brink of madness.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.


Sinredeemer
ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR by Clare Morrall

January 9, 2005

A favorite book of mine from 2004, ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR was a great character study about a woman with Synesthesia who has a hard time coping with the world. She seems to have the mind of a child at times, although she lives in her own place (across the way from her husband), earns a living by writing book reviews for children's books, and seems at first glance to be a very normal and stable adult.

However, upon closer look, things look quite differently. Kitty Wellington seems to be on the verge of falling apart. She spends her days looking for her child Henry. She also seems to end up on the bus a lot, going nowhere, sometimes coming home early in the morning. Her need to be awake is sometimes so intense, for she fears her dreams.

She also has a deep need to find out more about her mother. Because her mother died when she was only 3 years old, she has very little memory of her, and what she does remember she believes are false memories. Her brothers won't help her, saying it's been too long ago for them to remember a thing. Even her father refuses to help her out.

While at first her behavior didn't seem too abnormal, it comes to a point where she begins to do things that are totally irresponsible. When she begins to behave erratically, such as taking a baby that doesn't belong to her, her family realizes that she needs help, fast.

ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR was a truly fascinating look at a woman whose mental state is slowly deteriorating. It is difficult to like a character such as this, because often times the reader will not know whether to sympathize with her or be angry with her. What I do feel, though, is that this was a great reading experience and it is a book that I will not forget for a very long time. The Ratmammy gives this book 5 stars.
Dobpota
This book tells the story of a woman on the verge of nervous breakdown, precipitated by a recent miscarriage that has left her unable to have children. The main character, Kitty, proceeds to do all sorts of irresponsible things, and it quickly becomes evident that her life is hurtling towads tragedy at warp speed. In the background of all of this is Kitty's disintegrating career, an unusually distant relationship with her husband, and an unusual ability to see and feel colors with great intensity. While I found the book interesting, Kitty was not an entirely sympathetic character. All too frequently, all the reader can do is cringe at Kitty's activities, as they are so obviously misguided, and she is so clearly in need of help. That said, this book presents an imaginative plot, and was an enjoyable read.
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Many books have been written on the subject of grief and loss and the discovery of long hidden family secrets. It takes a skilled author, though, and Clare Morrall is one of those, to make us care very much. Kitty is a woman who in almost every sense has not grown up; she is forced to deal with some of the toughest things life has to offer. Towards the end, as she is teetering on the brink of insanity and then eventually falls into the abyss, we are not mad, we are not fed up with her shenanigans, we have grown to love her and want the best for her. We want her to whole-heartedly accept the love her husband has for her instead of settling for living across the hall from him.

This is a tragic, beautiful and subtle book from a talented writer. I will be reading anything else she writes.
Malaunitly
Very few books get you so far inside the head of their protagonists as this novel by Clare Morrall. I was thoroughly engaged by the plotting and pacing in a book that lives up to phrase "I couldn't put it down.."
Ygglune
Kitty, the main character has many issues to resolve in order to survive. The loss of her mother and baby are just two. Great story of the usual love, betrayal and redemption.
Jode
On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts, Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall is a proper cup of tea, startlingly cold.

Kitty decides she must learn who her mother is but she can't get a straight answer from her dad or brothers. How is it that she's grown up in this family and knows nothing?

As the reader, the journey is a peculiar one because after a while you begin distrusting Kitty's viewpoint on the world. If you've ever read the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper", then you know the disorienting tilt of the narrator.

The author's telling is rich, descriptive, haunting and a truthful word-to-the-wise. Not what you might expect.

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