Ger's story is told by her nine-year-old brother, Seany, an endearing and bitingly funny narrator. There are three idols pinned up on the wall above Ger's spot in the top bunk in their house on a council estate in Ballytownclough, Northern Ireland : there's Jesus, Elvis and Neil Armstrong. When all three fail to answer her prayers to become a boy, Ger takes it upon herself to perform her own mini miracle - with a strategically placed sausage. This is only one of her attempts to change her identity, aided somewhat unwillingly by Seany, there's also the time when they "kidnap" the altar boy...And even though larger, tougher forces - both in their family and in their country - impinge on Ger and Seany's plots, these bond between these two kids means they never quite lose their engaging sense of humour and grit.
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(198mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Author Biography - Emer McCourt
Emer McCourt was born in Ireland. Now in her early thirties, she is a film-maker and scriptwriter, her popular late nineties film HUMAN TRAFFIC, being a notable achievement.