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Birdseye

ISBN 
9781415205969
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R175.00
Published 
August 2014
About the book: 
‘I am madly in love with this book. Máire Fisher has created a character so wounded, funny and lyrical you will not desert her till you’ve read every page.’  – Rahla Xenopoulos, author of  A Memoir of Love and Madness.
 
As children growing up at Marchbanks, an imposing mansion built high on a hill above a Cape seaside town, Bird and her five siblings love to hear the story of how their father wooed their mother, but they don’t know much about the past of their reclusive grandmother, Ma Bess, who rules Marchbanks from its shadows and keeps her stories firmly locked in her cold heart. 
 
When Bird’s ten-year-old twin brothers Oliver and Oscar go missing after a day of fishing, Bird appoints herself the family scribe and begins writing to the brothers she refuses to believe are gone for good. The elderly Ma Bess may be the voice in command at Marchbanks, but Bird, the youngest in the family, becomes its all-seeing eye. If Bird learns the truth, though, can life at Marchbanks ever be the same? 
 
With humour and pathos, Birdseye contemplates loss, love that endures, and the courage it takes to voice one’s truth, no matter the circumstances.
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About the Author
Máire Fisher is a freelance writer and editor. She is a member of The Grail Writing Retreats and her work has been published in anthologies and on various websites.
 
She lives in Fish Hoek with her husband and two sons. Birdseye is her first novel.