THE LEFTOVERS by Cassandra Parkin
The Leftovers is a story about sexual power and consent, the myth of the perfect victim, and a dark exploration of the things we do for – and to – the ones we love.
Callie’s life is spent caring for others – for Frey, her client, and for Noah, her brother. When a tragic car accident shatters her family, she’s left alone with her mother Vanessa. Vanessa's favourite child was Noah; Callie's favourite parent was her dad. Now they're stuck with each other - the leftovers of their family - and they'll have to confront the ways they've been hurt, and the ways they've passed that hurt on to others.
'It was dark and sad and powerful and poetic. Just addictive, and bloody marvellous' Louise Beech
Praise for Cassandra:
Shortlisted for an Amazon Rising Star Award
'A thoughtful novel. Parkin creates authentic, interesting characters' Carys Bray
'Fresh and original, written vividly and with lair. I was completely engrossed!' Katherine Webb
'A dark, eloquently creepy tale. Parkin's prose quivers with visceral terror' Carol Lovekin
ISBN (Paperback): 9781800310087
ISBN (Ebook): 9781800310094
Published: 1st October 2021
Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 304 pages
Rights Held: World
Translation rights: Yes
Cassandra Parkin grew up in Hull, and now lives in East Yorkshire. Her short story collection, New World Fairy Tales (Salt Publishing, 2011), won the 2011 Scott Prize for Short Stories.
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