She decides to donate herself to Dr Hurtigger's implantation research project. But Marina falls in love with one of her implants - a hand named Cecilio who is soon forcibly parted from her. Searching for the rest of her beloved, Marina becomes involved with her strange extended family and discovers some bizarre secrets. Electrically volatile sister Wynne delivers high voltage shocks to anyone she touches. Brother-in-law Colton lives in a hug box. Aunt Estra has a psychopathic husband imprisoned in her hand. Berri has dedicated her life to keeping her daughter Marina away from her family. And then there is Dr Hurtigger, whose secret is the greatest of all...
'Coincidences and narrative surprises abound. Leroux's ambition is huge; her skill in marshalling the book's many strands is equal to it.'
Ian Critchley, The Times Literary Supplement
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 06 / 1999
- 129 x 198mm