My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.
To ten-year-old Jamie, his
family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his
sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father,
life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so
cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old
twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling
the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.
Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.