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The Resource Inside of me, Hazel McHaffie

Inside of me, Hazel McHaffie

Label
Inside of me
Title
Inside of me
Statement of responsibility
Hazel McHaffie
Creator
Author
Setting
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set within the topical debate about size-zero models, celebrities changing gender, runaway teenagers and an image-obsessed culture, this novel gets inside the skin of a family torn apart by distorted perceptions and conflicting identities. Three narrators tell the story. India Grayson is only 8 when her beloved father, Victor, suddenly vanishes, leaving a pile of clothes neatly folded on a windy beach in Scotland. India is devastated and bargains with God: I'll stop eating chocolate if you send my Daddy back to me. Now 15 and seriously anorexic, she's convinced that she heard his voice on a crowded London station, and sets out to track him down, aided and abetted by her best friend, Mercedes. Mother, Tonya, is torn between mollifying her troubled daughter, and her grave doubts about the man she married. Who exactly was he? What dark secrets were haunting him? Could he be involved somehow in the disappearance of three teenage girls? Just how healthy was his relationship with his daughter? How much information should she share with India? Or the police? Chris Taylor is a grieving parent struggling to find security in a florist shop in London, who takes in a runaway 16 year old schoolgirl, and helps her find a way into her chosen career. The mystery behind Victor's disappearance is much more challenging than Tonya ever dreamed of, and the revelation when it comes rocks the fragile truce she has established with her daughter. This book will resonate with everyone who has ever agonised over their own body image or identity, and any parent who must learn to relinquish control to their child. It brings medical ethics alive and puts it firmly at the heart of everyday family dynamics. --
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Google Books
Cataloging source
EQO
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McHaffie, Hazel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Abandoned children
  • Anorexia in adolescence
  • Gender identity
  • Body image
  • Florists
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Transgender parents
  • Children of transgender parents
  • London (England)
Label
Inside of me, Hazel McHaffie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1703298
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780992623128
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1703298
  • (Sirsi) 1703298
  • (OCoLC)954058523
Label
Inside of me, Hazel McHaffie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1703298
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780992623128
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1703298
  • (Sirsi) 1703298
  • (OCoLC)954058523

Library Locations

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      99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830, US
      42.7772345 -71.07676839999999
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