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 story 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.
lives off the page. It has a warmth you can bask in; an honesty you can cut
with a knife."
—The Guardian UK
Annabel Pitcher is the award-winning author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece and Yours Truly. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband, son, and dog.