"...beautifully written and perfectly resolved in under 800 words, a hard thing to achieve." - Anne Enright
Carly Holmes, whose Parthian-published novel The Scrapbook was shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award last year, recently travelled to Ireland to receive a prize and give a reading at the Allingham Festival's Award Ceremony. Her story 'Wich' won 1st Place in their short story competition, judged by Booker Prize winner Anne Enright.
The Scrapbook is a novel about memory and the unreliability of memory. It’s about the tangled, often dysfunctional, bonds of family. And it’s about absence and the power that a void can exert over a person’s life. It has been widely praised by the critics and press.
‘Lovely writing that has been captured and nailed to the page in case it takes flight into poetry’ -Liz Whittaker