Happy book birthday to C J Flood whose heartbreaking debut INFINITE SKY comes out in paperback today!
The hardback is already garnering glowing reviews in the UK, with the Guardian calling it "extraordinarily powerful and full of feeling", The Telegraph calling it "an impressive and powerful debut", and The Times picking it as their Children's Book of the Week.
Here is the blurb from Good Reads:
"Iris Dancy’s free-spirited mum has left for Tunisia, her dad’s rarely sober and her brother’s determined to fight anyone with a pair of fists.
When a family of travellers move into the overgrown paddock overnight, her dad looks set to finally lose it. Gypsies are parasites he says, but Iris is intrigued. As her dad plans to evict the travelling family, Iris makes friends with their teenage son. Trick Deran is a bare knuckle boxer who says he’s done with fighting, but is he telling the truth?
When tools go missing from the shed, the travellers are the first suspects. Iris’s brother, Sam, warns her to stay away from Trick; he’s dangerous, but Iris can no longer blindly follow her brother’s advice. He’s got secrets of his own, and she’s not sure he can be trusted himself.
Infinite Sky is a family story about betrayal and loyalty, and love."
So what are you waiting for? Head down to your local bookstore and buy a copy! (Or visit this little online bookshop.) And if you don't live in the UK, it releases next summer in America.
C J Flood is the author of INFINITE SKY. She lives in Bristol, UK, where she is working on her second novel. Check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.