the lip by charlie carroll

Book club: The Lip by Charlie Caroll

June 13, 2022 8:39 am Published by

Our selection for June/ July is…

The Lip by Charlie Caroll

About the Novel

The Lip is a novel about childhood, isolation and mental health, told in the unique and unforgettable voice of Melody Janie, whose life has hit rock bottom.
It is a story about a girl’s struggle to reset her life when her familiar routine, fragmented by her mother’s own struggles, freefalls into the blackness of illusion. Melody Janie hides from the world and absorbs herself in all that is left of her old life – the rugged north coast of Cornwall – her land. She spends her time roaming her territory, spying on passing tourists and ramblers, blaming them for all that has happened, denying herself a chance to find the truth. Paralysed by grief Melody Janie only starts to make sense of her situation when she meets a random stranger who is equally broken and lost.

About the Author

Charlie Carroll grew up in a small Cornish village. He left to study English and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham and, despite going on to live and travel in various countries around the world, has returned to Cornwall to settle, working as a teacher.
Charlie is an open, honest and friendly man who written has three non-fiction books: The Friendship Highway (2014)No Fixed Abode (2013) and On the Edge (2010). He has won various awards and is renowned for his ambition to raise social awareness, particularly of the housing situation in Cornwall which he addresses heavily in The Lip. We look forward to reading more from Charlie in the future…

Available online from Waterstones
Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529334180
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm

Reviews by our members will be posted following our book club meet-up on Thursday August 11th @6pm. If you can’t make it to the meeting then post your review in our online group chat.

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