Anna Ralph The Floating Island

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The Floating Island

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In this moving first novel of love and betrayal, a young woman carer is beginning to coax 15-year-old Matt, recently paralysed, out of his solitude. But Sarah has troubles of her own to escape, and ambitions to fulfil. Sooner or later she must move on with her life.
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Anna Ralph worked as a bookseller, in public relations, and in journalism before writing full-time.

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“Anna Ralph’s debut novel is moving, astute and arrestingly readable. I couldn’t put it down.” –Miranda Seymour

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