Wednesday, 5 August 2015

#IrishFictionFortnight - Day 10 - "Malcolm Orange Disappears" by Jan Carson. PB edition to giveaway.

Thanks to Liberties Press, there is a paberback edition of this title to giveaway for #IrishFictionFortnight.  It sounds just like my kind of read and I look forward to starting this literary novel, very soon.   Enter via rafflecopter link below.  Good Luck! 


Eleven-year-old Malcolm Orange has grown up in the back seat of an ancient Volvo station wagon, crisscrossing America with a diminishing collection of grandparents, one good-for-nothing father, an increasingly absent mother, and an unfortunately ordinary brother. Their journey ends abruptly in a pay-by-the-week motel in Portland, Oregon when his father finally abandons the family. Impoverished and alone, the remaining Oranges find themselves living in Chalet 13 of the Baptist Retirement Village. While his mother develops her own strange means of coping with the loss, Malcolm begins to disappear, becoming more perforated each morning until there is little of the original Malcolm left. Desperate for a cure, he enlists the help of Soren James Blue, her talking cat Mr Fluff, and the very elderly members of the People's Committee for Remembering Songs. Malcolm and his friends set off on a hilarious and heartbreaking adventure to discover a cure for disappearing. On the way, they encounter the flying children of Oklahoma, the dastardly plans of Dr Blue and all the sinister secrets hiding behind the doors of his Treatment Room. As Malcolm wages a youthful war on his own small losses, each of his elderly friends must learn how to accept their own peculiar disappearing act. An unforgettable story bursting with heart, imagination, tenderness and humor - a supremely confident debut.  


Jan Carson is a writer and community arts development officer currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has a BA in English Literature from Queen’s University Belfast and an MLitt. In Theology and Contemporary Culture from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. Jan has had short stories published in literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic, has had two of her plays produced for the Belfast stage and is a current recipient of the Arts Council NI’s Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary


Malcolm Orange Disappears is published by Liberties Press and is available in paperback and ebook format.
You can order your copy, with Free Worldwide Postage and 11% discount, here.
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