Intent on fixing her broken marriage and the alcohol-fuelled catastrophe that is her life, Kay Harris arrives at her grim and grey holiday let, ready to lay to rest the tragedy that has governed her entire adulthood – the disappearance of her little brother, Adam.
But the road to recovery is pitted with the pot-holes of her own poor choices, and it isn’t long before Kay is forced to accept that maybe she doesn’t deserve the retribution she seeks. Will the intervention of strangers help her find the answers she needs to move on from her past, or will she always be stuck on the hard shoulder with no clear view ahead and a glove box full of empties?
Pink Ice Creams is a tale of loss, self-destruction, and clinging on to the scraps of the long-lost when everyone else has given up hope.
Review Pink Ice Creams by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a poignant debut story about grieving, feeling guilty and finding peace!
Kay Harris is staying at a caravan park to think and start over again. Since her twelve years, nothing was ever the same. Her little brother disappeared that day and till now she is suffering and feeling herself guilty.
From that day she lost herself and her future gets out of control.
The book has two sorts of texts. The first one is telling about her difficult times now. The cursive ones are her constant memories and imaginations of the past.
Mental notes are another type of text in the novel. By all this texts the past and present are no secret anymore.
Kay is married with Martin, but it’s a question how he will react at her running away. She is damaged good with an alcohol addiction and no self-esteem and maybe Martin just as other people will put her a side. Except her Nan everybody let her down in her childhood and after losing Adam her mother was vanishing away.
Today she is looking for closure and a new start, but before she can be responsible, some sad things happens and even Kay herself thinks she is not worth it.
Can she find retribution and a new way of living? Will she find new friends and trust?
I can’t give away spoilers but the end is not how you think it will be.
Pink Ice Creams is an emotional look in a troubled mind and a journey to a new beginning.
Jo Woolaston lives in Leicestershire, England with her extreme noise-making husband and two lovely sons. She tries to avoid housework and getting a ‘proper job’ by just writing stuff instead – silly verse, screenplays, shopping lists…
This sometimes works in her favour (she did well in her MA in TV Scriptwriting, gaining a Best Student award in Media and Journalism – and has had a few plays produced – that kind of thing) but mostly it just results in chronic insomnia and desperate tears of frustration. Pink Ice Creams is her first novel, she hopes you liked it.
Titel: Pink Ice Creams | Leesfragment | Auteur: Jo Woolston | Uitgeverij: Independent Publishing | Categorie: romans, fictie | Uitvoering: paperback of E-book | 294 pagina’s | ISBN13: 978-1984168238 | Verkrijgbaar sinds:| Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 20-5-2019 | Prijs max.: $11.90 | Bestellen