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In The Eye of the Beholder

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Addressing the ubiquitous issues of rites of passage and identity, this is a struggle that covers class issues deeply inherent in the protagonists' blood. A violent and passionate as well as comedic look at growing up - quintessentially English but for a Global Marketplace - very exportable - if Kate had not met Wills, this could have been her story...Four Weddings and a ...more
Kindle Edition, 206 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by mardibooks
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Nov 13, 2012 Mardibooks rated it it was amazing
A rapid read - romantic thriller following two protagonists as they try to come to terms with their identities and backgrounds, thrown together their dynamic relationship becomes bloodied and hideous. Their survival becomes paramount as the reader follows their journey through the Cities of Scotland in Maggie's 80's Britain. Written in a post-structural style, the narrative moves between the two protagonists and the omniscient narrator; humour and bitter irony are echoed by cameo reflections of ...more
Candy Korman
Nov 13, 2012 Candy Korman rated it it was amazing
Class, education, art and sexual politics!

All with cool Scottish accents, well-drawn characters, violence, drugs and a compelling examination of the rise and fall of a relationship. Rachel Catto takes the reader on an extraordinary journey inside the lives of her characters. Her's is a unique voice, well worth reading.
Jan 03, 2013 Jemila added it
A gem of a story set in Maggie's Britain. A clash of class and the ensuing passion and violence against a backdrop of the Scottish hills. This novella is populated with cameo roles, on the fringes of society. Rights of passage and thriller complement each other as genres. Which of the protagonists will survive? A page turner.
Belinda Hunt
Nov 15, 2012 Belinda Hunt rated it it was amazing
A dual narrative clearly presents the perspectives of the two protagonists as their passion turns to violence; a rites of passage novella that has you in turns laughing, horrified, despairing and on the edge of your seat.
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Nov 14, 2012 Rachel Catto rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Star sign: Aquarius
Inspirations: Dalai Lama - obviously; Stephen Fry - I met him once...he tries so hard; Jeanette Winterson - I love ‘Oranges are not the only Fruit’ ; Toni Morrison - her characters are so beautifully devised; my daughter- she is so self-contained.
Favourite books: Alice in Wonderland because it is all so possible…Isn't it? Then Barker's Regeneration…every time I read it I see mor
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