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In Search of the Missing Eyelash

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Lizzie is lonely. Her parents have gone and her brother, who believes he's a woman, is missing. Most of all, though, Lizzie is preoccupied by Sally, her former lover who has gone off with a man with a fat neck. Despite the best efforts of Petula, who lives downstairs from her, and Ruby, who runs the cafe where she works, Lizzie can't get Sally out of her mind. She starts to stalk her, collecting bathroom fluff, dust and pubes from Sally's bed - all the things that somehow prove that life is taking place without her. She needs this proof as her mind is becoming increasingly muddled. "In Search of the Missing Eyelash" is a novel about home and love and loss and what can become undone when we try to make it all better. It's also about gender and sex and it flips from heartbreaking to hilarious within the stroke of an eyelash. It marks the debut of a wonderful new writer.


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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Search of the Missing Eyelash
Author(s): Karen Mcleod
ISBN: 0-09-950797-8 / 978-0-09-950797-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Search of the Missing Eyelash
Author(s): Karen Mcleod
ISBN: 0-224-08082-2 / 978-0-224-08082-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In Search of the Missing Eyelash
Author(s): Karen Mcleod
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK