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In Search of the Missing Eyelash by Karen McLeod

In Search of the Missing Eyelash by Karen McLeod


First published in 2008 by Vintage this Betty Trask Award winning novel; a humorous LGBTQI+ coming of age story, is available for the first time in 17 years...


Lizzie is lonely. Her parents have gone and her brother, who believes he is a woman, is missing. Most of all, though, Lizzie misses Sally, her former lover, who has gone off with a man with a fat neck. She starts to stalk Sally, collecting bathroom fluff, dust and pubes from Sally's bed - all the things that prove that somewhere life is taking place without her.




'TREMENDOUS! Such a mix of hilarious and poetic and delicate and tough ... WONDERFUL'. - Ali Smith 


'A marvellous debut: QUIRKY, HONEST,FUNNY and SAD. I LOVED IT.' - Sarah Waters


'Combines sitcom-style farce with movingly understated heartache.' - Guardian 


'Both comic and moving as it explores ideas of self, of gender, identification and loneliness'.' - Observer

  • Details

    Imprint: Muswell Press

    Publication Date: 6 June 2024

    ISBN: 9781739471682

    Pages: 194

    Format: Paperback

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