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Lives of Lilo by Felix Hodcroft
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'Far ahead now, Lilo was bouncing over the water towards the open sea.'
B U Y   T H E   B O O K
VP0031   //   Published: 14th September 2012

Meet Lilo – an inflatable, blue-and-red seaside accessory.  Being an inanimate object in a story grounded firmly in reality, Lilo cannot talk, think or make decisions for himself; so when he is blown from the hand of his first owner onto the open sea, his fate (and survival) will be decided by chance.  Chance, ocean currents, and the actions – brutal or tender – of the humans and animals whose paths he crosses.

As Lilo joins the huge fleet of flotsam travelling our globe, he becomes the driving force in a narrative which extends across hundreds of years, forwards and backwards in time.  Felix Hodcroft’s imaginative, lyrical first novel is written for readers aged eleven to a hundred and eleven, an epic modern fable that provides a sweeping description of the world (or worlds) in which we live, and proves that even a lilo – even the dream, or the memory of a lilo – can have an effect, significant or imperceptible, on the lives of all those it encounters.

Paperback page count: 218    /   ISBN: 9781908853134
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Lives of Lilo
T H E   A U T H O R
Felix Hodcroft is a poet and novelist
based in Scarborough. He is renowned
throughout Yorkshire for his passionate, animated style of spoken-word performance...  (read more)
Felix Hodcroft
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