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. Letâ€™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.
â€˜Witty, clear-edged, both lemon-sharp and seductive, Laura Solomon is a writer to watch.â€™ Maggie Gee, chair of the Royal Society of Literature
Â£ 8.99 Paperback
Extraordinary story with a wonderful heroine - the word feisty was invented for Celia.