Dolores (Paperback)Lauren Aimee Curtis (author)
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A novella with all the sensuous lyricism of the finest poetry, Dolores creates a perfectly realised world in barely one hundred pages. The story of a pregnant girl taken in by a cabal of eccentric nuns, Curtis’ debut is a nuanced, deliciously ambiguous affair that merits immediate re-reading.
On a hot day in late June, a young girl kneels outside a convent, then falls on her face. When the nuns take her in, they name her Dolores.
Dolores adjusts to the rhythm of her new life - to the nuns with wild hairs curling from their chins, the soup chewed as if it were meat, the bells that ring throughout the day.
But in the dark, private theatre of her mind are memories - of love motels lit by neon red hearts, discos in abandoned hospitals and a boy called Angelo.
And inside her, a baby is growing.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 20 mm
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“Short and delicious....”
Dolores is a wonderful novella. A young pregnant girl winds up in a convent, looking back on her childhood, her first love and her life and interactions with the nuns. It is poetic, heart-breaking; sometimes very... More
“Rich & Delightful”
I absolutely devoured this novella in a few hours. Lauren Aimee Curtis' writing is so rich and delicious and makes an easy read out of rather dark and often disturbing subject matter.
“Easy to read novella.”
An easy to read novella; Dolores, a teenager who swiftly discovers the power of sex, now finds herself living in a convent and pregnant.
A read to get you thinking – racing through the story quickly then gives you... More
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