A Swift Pure Cry
Publish date: April 10th 2007
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Irish Literature
How can I describe "A Swift Pure Cry"? Certainly not in terms that are often applied to books.Ephemere.Fragile.Elegant.Claustrophobic.Beautiful.This is the story of Shell, short for Michelle, a 16-year old girl who, in 1984, deals with the aftermath of her mother's death and the consequences of her ...
Siobhan Dowd writes with such poignanacy about lost souls, people who struggle to survive on a daily basis. What makes me care so much about her heroes is that they are strong, they don't whine about their lot in life, they just figure out how to live anyway.When I first began this book, I was tempt...
I liked this book a lot. I got interested in Ms. Dowd after reading "A Monster Calls," which was written from her idea by Patrick Ness after her death.A Swift Pure Cry is the story of a 15 year old Irish girl named Shell whose mother is dead and father is a drunk, leaving her to care for her two you...
I originally picked up this book having no idea what it was about as I was drawn to the picture that was on the spine and the cover. I have a thing for covers that make me think "what the hell is that?" and since the blurb is quite vague, I picked it up for the cover.I was going to file this under D...
Read as part of One Cavan One Writer.Shell is 15 years old and lives with her father and two younger siblings near a small town in Ireland. Life is hard on Shell since her mother died a year previously. She’s trying to look after the house and her brother and sister while her father has descended in...