Arsenal Pulp Press

October 2020

$18.95

Youth

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Sybil Lamb

In a rusted unnamed city full of five-dollar hotels and flea markets, a young homeless girl named Eggs is trying to make her way in the world. She’s shy and bold at the same time, and wary of strangers, but she is convinced beyond all reason that she can fly. And fly she does, from rooftop to rooftop, from chimneys to phone wires; she scurries up the sides of buildings and sneaks into secret lairs. Eggs meets her match on a cold night when she swoops onto a rooftop and steals a warm jacket belonging to Robin, a neighbourhood baddie with anger management issues. Can Eggs elude his wrathful revenge? Beguiling and otherworldly, rising star Sybil Lamb’s The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly is a fevered dream about a young girl’s flights of fancy in order to survive, and to thrive.