Micka

Frances Kay

Micka loves drawing and wants a pup, but with older brothers into violence and petty crime, and a mother who can’t read the notes his teacher sends home from school, neither he nor the pup stand much of a chance.

Then a new boy, Laurie, starts at Micka's school. The two boys both have vivid imaginations, but Laurie's fantasies are of magic and revenge, and he soon pulls Micka into a dangerous game where the line between make-believe and real life -- and, ultimately, death -- is increasingly blurred.

Written in direct, uncompromising yet compassionate prose, and with a breathtaking clarity of insight, Micka is an astonishingly assured debut -- and an unforgettable story.

'Micka feels like a book that wrote itself . . . Frances Kay is an accomplished story teller who has found her darkest tale' Anne Enright

'I read this at a single sitting. Once started it was impossible to put aside . . . Atomising and searing, Micka is a remarkable first novel' Carlo Gébler

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780330513821
Published: 02/07/2010

Frances Kay

Frances Kay

Frances Kay is a children’s playwright who was born in London and now lives in Ireland. She has worked with gypsies, prisoners and children in the UK and Ireland. She is married to musician Nico Brown. They have two daughters.

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