Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Pieces of You

Pieces of You
Eileen Merriman

Wise, tough, heartbreaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about
facing your demons.

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but
trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart.

I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town.
Who would want to believe me?
Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall.
‘You’re funny, Becs,’ Cory said.
‘You have no idea,’ I said, and clearly he didn’t, but I was smiling anyway.

And after that, he was all I could think about.
Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before
he shatters it all over again . . .

Pieces of You is a brilliantly written, compelling story. Subtly and sensitively handling
teenage issues, it’s a real page-turner and an emotional love story, from an exciting new
writer, mentored by Paula Morris.

More about Eileen Merriman

Eileen Merriman works full-time as a consultant haematologist at North Shore Hospital.
Her writing has appeared in a number of national and international journals and
anthologies, including Smokelong Quarterly, The Island Review, Literary Orphans, the
2015 Bath Short Story Anthology, the Sunday Star-Times, F(r)iction, Takahe, Headland
and Flash Frontier.

Her awards include third in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Sunday Star-Times Short Story
competitions, second in the 2015 Bath Flash Fiction Award, commended in the 2015 Bath
Short Story Competition and first place in the 2015 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition.

Published - 1 June
RRP $19.99

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