An Imitation of Life
By Laura Solomon
Published by Solidus
Category Contemporary black comedy
Celia is a grotesque: a giantess whose body ages at three times the normal rate. Born fully-fanged and hideous, her mother immediately drops her on the nearest doorstep. Let’s not feel sorry for Celia, though; she is in part responsible for the devastation of her home town, Provencia. The gift of a camera transforms her into a notorious photographer.
Laura Solomon is from New Zealand where she has published two novels with Tandem Press: Black Light and Nothing Lasting. She has also written two plays which were produced at the Wellington and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and many short stories published in the UK include.
‘Witty, clear-edged, both lemon-sharp and seductive, Laura Solomon is a writer to watch.’ Maggie Gee, chair of the Royal Society of Literature
£ 8.99 Paperback
Extraordinary story with a wonderful heroine - the word feisty was invented for Celia.