Fran, an eighteen-year-old, has had a rough life and things seem set to continue that way, but a chance encounter with a ravishing girl leads her to discover potential in herself she couldn’t have imagined… She’s going to need it if she’s to combat the sordid legacy of her father and build a new life for herself and her new-found friends.
Chapter Two Warm water gushed over their heads and streamed down their bodies soaking their clothes as the girl clung to Fran, her breath coming in short, sharp gasps. Fran was acutely aware of the other girl’s chest heaving against hers. The same confused mixture of desire and dread drove a wedge through her. What was she playing at? If her classmates were to see her… Gently prising the girl’s fingers apart, Fran loosened her grip and pushed away, reaching for the soap. (...)
The Cloud Catcher – back cover text – Fran’s father was a monster. He would regularly beat her and abuse her with the tacit complicity of her mother. What 18-year-old Fran didn’t know was that she was adopted…
Reaching the end of The Cloud Catcher – About the strange process of writing this new novel.
In the beginning was a tree… The Cloud Catcher began with a tree, a cloud and a chance encounter with a girl on horseback. Read an extract.
Inside a Cloud’s Head – One of the fascinating things about imagining the world through the ‘eyes’ of a cloud is how startlingly different that perspective appears… Including extracts from The Cloud Catcher.
Two novels at once… including the first few paragraphs of The Cloud Catcher.