Abruptly severed from his soulmate, Peter goes in search of Kate and finds much more.
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Listen carefully. You can just hear the mournful tolling of a bell over the shuffle of girls' feet as they traipse to Mass, nursing bruises and numb despair. No one cares. No one is there to stem the torrent of injustice and abuse. They are lost and forgotten.
In another world, the cathedral still reverberates to the melody of angelic voices as the mourners file out, heads bowed, words hushed. If only they knew that the two girls whose music delights them so were really boys in disguise, sanctity would flee in the face of raging indignation. Then a gunshot threatens to put an end to the girls’ lost cause.
The scene is set. The author picks up his pen with trembling fingers and begins to write. Time to tear Kate and Peter apart. The thought of making her life hell has him dribbling in anticipation. Age is no excuse. He ought to know better. Things rarely turn out as an author expects.
In Search of Lost Girls is the sequel to Boy & Girl.
Chapter One - “… One … Two … Three …” Arthur W. Yong mentally paced out the empty store cupboard. “That should be enough for the meddling brat.” He’d teach her not to mess with his stories. The thought of her impending misery made him feel better than he had for days...
Chapter Two - The school corridors drifted gently sideways, blurring as they did. Peter leaned against the wall to steady himself and shifted the weight from his crutches. His hands and arms ached. Closing his eyes, he took a deep breath...
I have just sat and read this book in a day - isn't that what holidays are for? And I loved it. (...) One of the main themes is about being different, a theme so close to my heart. – Kate Lindley (on Facebook)
Boy & Girl – Dressing like a girl and being in a girl’s head are not the same challenge, as Peter finds out.
In Search of Lost Girls – Abruptly severed from his soulmate, Peter goes in search of Kate and finds much more.
Girl, Boy, Whatever! – Maintaining gender ambiguity beyond a certain age entails difficult choices for Peter as does defending the rights of girls, especially orphans, to develop their capacities to the fullest for Kate. (Yet to be published)