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The Enumerations

ISBN 
9781415209646
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R280.00
Published 
August 2018
About the book: 
Set in the Cape, The Enumerations  tells the story of Noah Groome, a seventeen year-old boy who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and his family. Kate, his mother, bears the brunt of the parenting burden as his successful but emotionally blank father, Dominic, secretly deals with the demons lurking in his past. Noah’s sister Maddie is his ally and protector, but beneath the surface she too is profoundly affected by her brother’s condition.
 
As the story opens, we are tipped straight into Noah’s mania: the neurotic numbering of everything from breaths to steps to the tiles on the bathroom wall. The counting – everything in fives – is his way of managing his anxiety. Specifically, it is his way of managing the controlling voice in his head. 
 
Unsurprisingly, Noah is an object of derision at school. When he rises to the bait and breaks the arm of a bully, a chain of events is set in motion that will see Noah sent to a treatment centre and his family forced to confront the dark secrets lurking beneath their seemingly perfect veneer.
 
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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.

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